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Original Article

Midline evaluation and treatment mechanics

2005, Volumen 35, Número 2
Flavio Uribe, Ravindra Nanda
Profesor Asistente. División de Ortodoncia. Escuela de Medicina Dental. Universidad de Connecticut. Storrs, Connecticut, EE.UU.
 

Symmetry is an important factor in esthetics and a key factor in the ideal orthodontic outcome. To evaluate symmetry a midsaggital reference plane needs to be selected. The selection of this plane may be difficult in severe asymmetric faces making the diagnosis and treatment planning complicated. The selection of a midsaggital plane in patients with less severe asymmetries is often easier. A distinction between the facial, skeletal, apical base, and dental midlines is reviewed. Treatment mechanics for the solution of different dental midline discrepancies is discussed.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2005;35(2):131-139)

 
 
Key words:
Midline. Asymmetry. Cantilever.
 
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