Lateral Cephalometric Skull Anatomy – Part IV

This post will be all about the maxilla.

Anterior nasal spine (yellow arrow) – anterior-most point where right and left maxilla meet on the midline forming a protruding bone spicule.

A point (white arrow) – the deepest point between the anterior nasal spine and prosthion.

Prosthion (yellow dotted arrow) – crest of the alveolar ridge facial to the maxillary central incisors.

Maxillary first molar (green circle)

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lateral cephalometric skull anatomy maxilla with animationsAnterior nasal spine (yellow arrow)

A point (white arrow)

Prosthion (yellow dotted arrow)

Incisal edge of maxillary central incisor (black dotted arrow)

Maxillary first molar (green circle)

Posterior nasal spine (black arrow)

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Next up will be the mandible followed by the soft tissue. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!

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