L'Orthodontie Française


Imagerie et céphalométrie tridimensionnelles des asymétries cranio-faciales Volume 73, issue 2, 75e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F. – L'asymétrie (1re partie)


The 75th meeting of the French Orthodontics Society will be held in Biarritz May 8-9-10-11 2002. The main topic for discussion will be: «facial asymmetry».

During the meeting, authors will present study of facial asymmetries using a new innovative three-dimensional cephalometry.

The method combines CT scans data, anatomical landmarks and mathematical tools to create, using the «Cepha» software, a 3D model of the human face.

Balance and symmetry of the model are stable enough to define normality for each individual even with different ethnical and cultural origins. Unbalance and asymmetry characterize pathologies. Follow up shape and size of models allows growth prediction and modeling.

The model is in the process of becoming the indispensable reference for all those who are interested in studying the human face: Orthodontics, Surgery, Anatomy, Anthropology, Plastic surgery, Forensic Medicine.