Bolton’s index effi cacy with manual vs digital measurements

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Raúl Alejandro Aude Díaz


Objective: To assess whether there is a variation in the values of Bolton index, making measurements manually or digitally. Material and methods: 70 pairs of study models were analyzed and measured on two occasions: one using a compass and a millimeter rule, and the other using an electronic vernier. Results: No statistically significant difference was found between the two measurements. Conclusion: Both ways to perform mesiodistal dental measurements are good choices for Bolton analysis.

Key words: Mesiodistal width, bolton analysis, measurement.

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Aude Díaz, R. A. (2016). Bolton’s index effi cacy with manual vs digital measurements. Revista Mexicana De Ortodoncia, 4(1).