Medidas cefalométricas en mujeres con características faciales agradables

Miguel Evelio León, Roger Mauricio Arce, María Andrea Espinosa

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The purpose of the present investigation is to obtain the cephalometric measures of women with characteristic facial pleasant in Colombia. They took lateral X-rays of skull to 60 participants of the National Competition of Beauty during 1997 and 2001. Each X-ray underwent had traced by two oral and maxillofacial radiologists and the investigators digitized it with a software (JOE 32). The results low paired samples of 26 variables were analyzed in patient with dentofacial abnormality. Of these only 3 (11.4%.) they coincide with the norm, in 6 (23.1%) there were differences of 1°; 9 (34.7%) they presented difference of 2°; 2 (7.7%) they differed in 3°; and 6 (23.1%) in more than 4°. It was not significant the statistical difference among the lines of the two radiologist. The final results confirm the hypothesis that the cephalometric mea-sures in women with characteristic facial pleasant they are different to those used of routine, and they show a tendency of compensation and to a esqueletal class II.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalColombia Medica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Cephalometrics
  • Dentofacial abnormality
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthognathic surgery

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  • Medicine(all)

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