Occlusal Cant: Etiology, Evaluation, and Management


  • Neslihan Ebru Şenışık
  • Selcan Hasipek

Turk J Orthod 2014;27(4):174-180

Occlusal cant is an important factor affecting smile esthetics.The dynamic display zone includes lateral, vertical, and anteroposterior aspects, as well as the cant of the occlusal plane. Smile design and mechanotherapy must take into account an esthetic plane of occlusion. The purpose of this review is to describe occlusal cant, examine its diagnosis, and explain the treatment alternatives for this condition.

Keywords: Occlusal plane, Occlusal cant, Smile esthetics, Smile design, Occlusion