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Orthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning: part one

In the first of three papers, ROSS HOBSON explains how to correctly assess a potential orthodontic patient, understand what the findings mean in order to make a diagnosis and develop a problem list in preparation for planning



Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD (Ncl); MDOrth, FDS RCPS (Glas); FDS RCS (Ed); FDS RCS (Eng); SFHEA is an orthodontist and partner at the Windmill Orthodontics Group in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also training director at the IAS Academy and was previously professor of orthodontics at UCLan and senior lecturer and consultant in orthodontics at the Newcastle Dental School

Figure 1 Assessment of facial asymmetry
Figure 3 Assessment maxillary-mandibular plane angle
Figure 2a Assessment of lower facial height/ facial proportions
Figure 2b Michael Schumacher has a significant mandibular deviation to his left
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