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Jakobsone, G, Vuollo, V, Pirttiniemi, P. Reproducibility of Natural Head Position assessed with stereophotogrammetry. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2020; 23: 66– 71. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12344

Reproducibility of Natural Head Position assessed with stereophotogrammetry

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Author: Jakobsone, Gundega1; Vuollo, Ville2,3; Pirttiniemi, Pertti2,3
Organizations: 1Department of Orthodontics, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
2Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Medical Research Center, Oulu University, Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020060139991
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-12
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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the stability of Natural Head Position (NHP) over time using the 3dMDface System.

Setting and sample population: This was an experimental study. Three‐dimensional facial images of 40 students were captured on two different occasions, with an interval of at least two weeks.

Materials and Methods: The images were taken using a stereophotogrammetric device (3dMD). The mirror positioned NHP was obtained in a standing position and then replicated in a sitting position for capturing. The self‐balanced NHP was taken in a sitting position. Rapidform 3D software was used for position angle calculations. The angle changes between the positions were calculated for rotations around the x‐, y‐ and z‐axes.

Results: The differences between NHP in the self‐balanced and mirror positions recorded on the first and second occasions were 2.43 and 1.75 degrees, respectively, around the x‐axis. The average changes in NHP around the x‐axis between the self‐balanced and mirror balanced positions exceeded 3 degrees at the two‐week interval. The differences were smaller for the rotations around the y‐ and z‐axes. Some subjects consistently tended to hold their heads in a more extended position when self‐balanced, while others did this when mirror balanced. There was no difference in the reproducibility of NHP between men and women.

Conclusion: The reproducibility of NHP for consecutive stereophotogrammetric captures is generally acceptable. The reproducibility of NHP using the mirror position was slightly better compared with NHP in the sitting self‐balanced position.

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Series: Orthodontics & craniofacial research
ISSN: 1601-6335
ISSN-E: 1601-6343
ISSN-L: 1601-6335
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Pages: 66 - 71
DOI: 10.1111/ocr.12344
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/ocr.12344
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 313 Dentistry
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Copyright information: © 2019 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Jakobsone, G, Vuollo, V, Pirttiniemi, P. Reproducibility of Natural Head Position assessed with stereophotogrammetry. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2020; 23: 66– 71, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12344. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.