Introduction: Since the invention of the cephalostat and
the standardization of the radiographic technique, facial
photography has been used as an adjunct in
anthropometric research and orthodontics clinical
practice. However, radioprotection concerns have led
researchers to rediscover photography. Having a low-
tech, low-cost method to evaluate craniofacial
morphology would therefore be advantageous.
The patient's standardized right lateral image was
used to identify Burstone's cephalometric soft tissue
landmarks, and several parameters were measured to
confirm their validity in photometry.
Materials & Methods: There were 150 participants in this
prospective study, and a thorough case history was
obtained. The natural head position (NHP), with the lips
at rest and the maximum intercuspation, was used to
obtain standard right profile pictures. The tripod that a
mirror was suspended from allowed for vertical
adjustments in accordance with the subject's height,
enabling the acquisition of an NHP. Patients were
instructed to take one step behind a line drawn 120 cm
from the mirror, with their feet slightly apart, their arms
at their sides, and their posture relaxed. Patients were
advised to walk forward while maintaining a straight-
ahead gaze into their reflection in the mirror in order to
assume the ortho stance. They were also instructed to tilt
their heads up and down with decreasing amplitude until
they felt comfortable doing so.
Results: The measured Parameters amongst various
linear and angular measurements falls in the normal
range of Burstone’s analysis.
Conclusion: It was discovered that the results of the linear
and angular values agreed with the Legan and Burstone
values for cephalometric investigations. Standardized
facial photography serves as a less invasive and better
understood diagnostic tool for the patient. According to
the findings of the current study, lateral facial
photography may serve as an effective diagnostic tool that
will aid in the patient's treatment planning.
Keywords : Cephalometric, Anthropometric, Photography.