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Comparative study of 2 software programs for predicting profile changes in Class III patients having double-jaw orthognathic surgery.
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PMID:  20362896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Computer software can be used to predict orthognathic surgery outcomes. The aim of this study was to subjectively compare the soft-tissue surgical simulations of 2 software programs. METHODS: Standard profile pictures were taken of 10 patients with a Class III malocclusion and a concave facial profile who were scheduled for double-jaw orthognathic surgery. The patients had horizontal maxillary deficiency or horizontal mandibular excess. Two software programs (Dentofacial Planner Plus [Dentofacial Software, Toronto, Ontario, Canada] and Dolphin Imaging [version 9.0, Dolphin Imaging Software, Canoga Park, Calif]) were used to predict the postsurgical profiles. The predictive images were compared with the actual final photographs. One hundred one orthodontists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, and general dentists evaluated the images and were asked whether they would use either software program to plan treatment for, or to educate, their patients. RESULTS: Statistical analyses showed differences between the groups when each point was judged. Dolphin Imaging software had better prediction of nasal tip, chin, and submandibular area. Dentofacial Planner Plus software was better in predicting nasolabial angle, and upper and lower lips. The total profile comparison showed no statistical difference between the softwares. CONCLUSIONS: The 2 types of software are similar for obtaining 2-dimensional predictive profile images of patients with Class III malocclusion treated with orthognathic surgery.
Osvaldo Magro-Filho; Natasha Magro-Ernica; Thallita Pereira Queiroz; Alessandra Marcondes Aranega; Idelmo Rangel Garcia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452.e1-5; discussion 452-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery and Integrated Clinic, Dental School of Ara?atuba, S?o Paulo State University J?lio de Mesquita Filho, S?o Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Chin / anatomy & histology
Computer Simulation*
Face / anatomy & histology*
Lip / anatomy & histology
Malocclusion, Angle Class III / surgery*
Mandible / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Maxilla / anatomy & histology,  surgery
Nose / anatomy & histology
Orthognathic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Education as Topic
Photography, Dental
Treatment Outcome

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