Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 424--427

Natural head position: An overview


N Meiyappan, S Tamizharasi, KP Senthilkumar, K Janardhanan 
 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Meiyappan
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
India

Cephalometrics has given us a different perspective of interpreting various skeletal problems in the dentofacial complex. Natural head position (NHP) is a reproducible, physiologically determined aspect of function. To determine NHP, a horizontal or vertical reference line outside the crania was used, but preference was given generally to the horizontal. Various intra and extracranial cephalometric horizontal reference planes have been used to formulate diagnosis and plan individualized treatment for an integrated correction of the malocclusion cephalometrics is constantly undergoing refinements in its techniques and analyses to improve the clinical applications. Even though various methods for establishing NHP have been proposed, still it remains a challenge to the clinicians to implement the concept of NHP thoroughly in all the stages of treatment because of practical difficulties in the clinical scenario.


How to cite this article:
Meiyappan N, Tamizharasi S, Senthilkumar K P, Janardhanan K. Natural head position: An overview.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:424-427


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Meiyappan N, Tamizharasi S, Senthilkumar K P, Janardhanan K. Natural head position: An overview. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 19 ];7:424-427
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