Comparison of virtual and manual tooth setups with digital and plaster models in extraction cases

Joon Im, Jung Yul Cha, Kee Joon Lee, Hyung Seog Yu, Chung Ju Hwang

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the virtual and manual tooth setups with digital and plaster models in extraction cases by measuring various occlusal parameters and applying the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system. Methods: Linear intra-arch and interarch dimensions (arch width and length, perimeter, overjet, and overbite), angular variables (tip, torque, and rotation), and American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system scores obtained from a digital virtual setup model were compared with those from a plaster model setup. Results: The digital virtual setup model resulted in smaller arch perimeters than did the plaster setup model by 2.20 mm in the maxillary arch (P <0.01) and 1.30 mm in the mandibular arch (P <0.05). The digital virtual setup also exhibited significantly lower values for overbite and overjet (P <0.01). The digital virtual setup had tendencies toward mesial angulation of the anterior teeth, labial inclination of the maxillary anterior teeth (P <0.05), and distal in-rotation of the mandibular teeth (P <0.05). The resulting American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system evaluation showed that larger deductions for overjet, occlusal contact, and total score (P <0.01) were required for the digital than for the manual setup model. Conclusions: Digital and manual setups lead to similar measurements for intra-arch and interarch occlusal variables. However, because of the possibility of collision on proximal and occlusal contact, delicate adjustments in proximal and occlusal contacts are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-442
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume145
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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