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Cephalometric analysis as a tool for treatment planning and evaluation

F. V. Tenti
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/3.4.241 241-245 First published online: 1 January 1981

Abstract

The cephalometric measurements required for treatment planning are not necessarily the same as those used to evaluate the results of treatment. It is important to establish the measurements that are really necessary to provide the information required for treatment planning.

This paper questions how many of the numerous cephalometric measurements that can be made are really necessary in therapeutic decision making, and whether the accuracy of diagnosis and the success of treatment are improved by taking more measurements.