The digital volumetric tomography era has begun, and we now have access to significant additional diagnostic information. This presentation will show how Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is changing the way we practice, and show how Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is extracting and using CBCT for orthodontic reasons. Dr. Palomo will show current CWRU’s protocols and recommendation on when and how to use this 3D imaging modality that is quickly becoming part of the orthodontic practice. This will include:
- Novel methods to assess buccolingual inclination of posterior teeth, which may aid in the expansion or non-expansion dilemma,
- Looking at root apices for complete alignment assessment,
- Airway analysis and how treatment may affect the airway, and
- How to efficiently superimpose in 3D using density values.
- Understand how 3D imaging can provide more diagnostic information than 2D imaging.
- Learn how to analyze the upper airway.
- Learn about existing 3D imaging protocols and how to use them clinically