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Title: 3D space analysis of dental models
Authors: Joon Huang Chuah
Sim Heng Ong
Kondo, T.
Foong, K.W.C. 
Than Fui Yong
Keywords: 3D dental arch
3D medical imaging
Curve of Spee
Dental analysis
Space analysis
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Joon Huang Chuah, Sim Heng Ong, Kondo, T., Foong, K.W.C., Than Fui Yong (2001). 3D space analysis of dental models. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 4319 : 564-573. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Space analysis is an important procedure performed by orthodontists to determine the amount of space available and required for teeth alignment during treatment planning. Traditional manual methods of space analysis are tedious and often inaccurate. Computer-based space analysis methods that work on 2D images have been reported. However, as the space problems in the dental arch exist in all three planes of space, a full 3D analysis of the problems is necessary. This paper describes a visualization and measurement system that analyses 3D images of dental plaster models. Algorithms were developed to determine dental arches. The system is able to record the depths of the Curve of Spee, and quantify space liabilities arising from a non-planar Curve of Spee, malalignment and overjet. Furthermore, the difference between total arch space available and the space required to arrange the teeth in ideal occlusion can be accurately computed. The system for 3D space analysis of the dental arch is an accurate, comprehensive, rapid and repeatable method of space analysis to facilitate proper orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
Source Title: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.428100
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