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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1996
Volume 11 , Issue 1

Pages: 71 - 90

Faciometrics: A new syntax for facial feature analysis


A little neglect appears to exist in current cephalometric soft tissue analysis. Specifically, some areas of the facial integument are not accessible to cephalometric analysis. Further, no method of frontal cephalometric soft tissue analysis has been described. Faciometrics, a new cephalometric, nonradiographic system for facial feature analysis, may carry professional diagnostic capacity to another dimension by providing an evaluation for previously inaccessible facial areas and by supplying a beginning for frontal cephalometric soft tissue analysis. The reliability and the validity of the proposed system were tested on a random sample of 20 subjects. The system was found to be reliable and valid. A method for rapid checking of facial symmetry is also described, and some equations for facial proportions are presented as guidelines for good facial esthetics. The faciometric system is proposed as a complement to, rather than a replacement for, available soft tissue cephalometric analysis. d o h t e m


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