Digital Era of Orthodontics: A Review

  • Archana Kumari Post-Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  • Pareshnath Chakraborthy Post-Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  • Anushree Prasad Post-Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  • Pratheeth G Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, C.K.S.Theja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Krishnamurthy K. Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Awadh Dental College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Keywords: Orthodontic treatment, CBCT, Digital adjuncts


Orthodontic treatment is a complex dental treatment which sometimes requires an interdisciplinary team where different specialists of dental medicine have to manage a vast quantity of data especially in adult orthodontics. In such complicated cases, good diagnostic tools and easy communication are essential. Computer science has an increasing impact in almost every aspect of the orthodontic practice. This review will discuss into the said aspects in the practice of orthodontics as well as evaluate the applications of computer technology in orthodontics like digital photographs, cone beam computed tomography, virtual study models, communication, three-dimensional craniofacial imaging, virtual reality softwares for prediction and treatment planning, video imaging, manufacture of orthodontic appliance, web-based digital orthodontic records and network-attached storage devices.


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Kumari A, Chakraborthy P, Prasad A, G P, K. K. Digital Era of Orthodontics: A Review. AMS [Internet]. 3Jun.2016 [cited 22Feb.2020];2(8):118-20. Available from:
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