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Facial asymmetry: a current review

Overview of attention for article published in Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, December 2015
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 363)
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Facial asymmetry: a current review
Published in
Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, December 2015
DOI 10.1590/2177-6709.20.6.110-125.sar
Pubmed ID

Guilherme Thiesen, Bruno Frazão Gribel, Maria Perpétua Mota Freitas


The term "asymmetry" is used to make reference to dissimilarity between homologous elements, altering the balance between structures. Facial asymmetry is common in the overall population and is often presented subclinically. Nevertheless, on occasion, significant facial asymmetry results not only in functional, but also esthetic issues. Under these conditions, its etiology should be carefully investigated in order to achieve an adequate treatment plan. Facial asymmetry assessment comprises patient's first interview, extra- as well as intraoral clinical examination, and supplementary imaging examination. Subsequent asymmetry treatment depends on patient's age, the etiology of the condition and on the degree of disharmony, and might include from asymmetrical orthodontic mechanics to orthognathic surgery. Thus, the present study aims at addressing important aspects to be considered by the orthodontist reaching an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan of facial asymmetry, in addition to reporting treatment of some patients carriers of such challenging disharmony.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 238 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 41 17%
Student > Bachelor 36 15%
Student > Master 28 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 8%
Other 15 6%
Other 31 13%
Unknown 71 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 128 53%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 2%
Engineering 5 2%
Computer Science 2 <1%
Other 13 5%
Unknown 81 34%

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