2. Skeletal Pattern Analysis
Why is Skeletal Pattern Analysis necessary?
It is necessary to analyze and classify skeletal patterns of malocclusions to find appropriate treatments.
In conventional orthodontics, when abnormalities are observed through analyzing skeletal patterns,
treatment can focus on bringing abnormal figures into the normal range.
However, in MEAW orthodontics, the concept is focusing on arranging teeth within the skeleton of
an individual patient rather than fitting abnormal figures into a normal range.
At this time, it is important to evaluate not only the vertical relationship of the maxilla and the mandible,
but also the antero-posterior relationship in order to identify the individual's skeletal conditions.
Therefore, we refer to ODI, APDI, which are the most reliable figures used to recognize vertical and
antero-posterior states of the skeleton. It can be represented as AB-maxillomandibular triangle for
easy viewing of skeletal forms, and it is recommended to arrange teeth within this triangle.
CF is important as well as ODI and APDI.
The lecture summarizes the detailed explanations and meanings of ODI, APDI, and CF,
and describes various skeletal forms and features, as well as refers to treatment methods.