The clinical application of cone beam CT in orthodontics
Introduction: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a recently developed imaging technology which gives advantageous low-dose radiation and high resolution dental imaging of the cranio-maxillofacial anatomic structures in three dimensions (3D). During the last decade, many research studies have been done on the clinical efficacy of CBCT in dentistry.
Material and Methods: Computer databases, including PubMed, Science direct and Google advance search were searched.
Results: Many studies were retrieved initially. 56 studies were closely related to the current topic under review.Conclusions: From the current literature, it’s obvious that even though a lot of research has been done on CBCT, no clear decision has been made about the application of CBCT in orthodontics. In this article, we focused on understanding the basic concepts of CBCT and its application in orthodontics. Future research needs to be done about various clinical application of CBCT in orthodontic treatment planning, procedures and final outcomes.