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Cephalometrics

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Cephalometrics

in oral surgery and orthodontics:

1. The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and face, utilizing a fixed, reproducible position for lateral radiographic exposure of skull and facial bones.

2. A scientific study of the measurements of the head with relation to specific reference points; used for evaluation of facial growth and development, including soft tissue profile.

Origin: cephalo-_ g. Metron, measure