Support Email Address
support@azerbaijanmedicaljournal.net

About the Journal

Download [This article belongs to Volume - 63, Issue - 05]

Abstract : The patient’s facial appearance is one of the major determinants of the success of orthodontic treatment. An understanding of the facial soft tissues and their normal ranges enables a treatment plan to be formulated to normalize the facial traits for a given individual. Thus daily clinical practice enneads for an easy way to evaluate the patients’ soft tissue. The aim of this study is construct a new simple soft tissue template based and correlating on Arnett’s analysis. One hundred patients with age ranged (18- 26) years were selected, among patients seeking orthodontic treatments, with well-balanced face. Standardized lateral cephalometric radiograph was taken for each patients in natural head position. The Easy Dent software version: 4.1was used for cephalometricn analysis. Thirty nine landmarks and parameters related to Arnett’s soft tissue analysis were identified and measured. SPSS version 22 was used for data analysis. The results revealed that Kurdish people have a more retrognathic chin with thin upper and lower lip as compared to Arnett’s typical values for both males and females that mean midface deficiency appeared in Kurdish sample and they have shorter facial heights, based on the these findings a new template was developed for easier and valid analysis. A new soft tissue template was constructed based on the out line of sella turcica and correlating the true vertical line that allows an easy method to evaluate patients’ soft tissue essential angles and distances.