Soft tissue cephalometric analysis: diagnosis and treatment planning of dentofacial deformity

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1999 Sep;116(3):239-53. doi: 10.1016/s0889-5406(99)70234-9.


This article will present a new soft tissue cephalometric analysis tool. This analysis may be used by the orthodontist and surgeon as an aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. The analysis is a radiographic instrument that was developed directly from the philosophy expressed in Arnett and Bergman "Facial keys to orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, Parts I and II" (Am J Orthop Dentofacial Orthod 1993; 103:299-312 and 395-411). The novelty of this approach, as with the "Facial Keys" articles, is an emphasis on soft tissue facial measurement.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cephalometry* / methods
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Face / anatomy & histology*
  • Face / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malocclusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Radiography
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Vertical Dimension