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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1989
Volume 4 , Issue 2

Pages: 119 - 128

Surgical correction of vertical maxillary excess during adolescence


The timing of orthognathic surgery for the correction of dentofacial deformities is controversial. The expected predictable response to treatment in a young adult patient with vertical maxillary excess is illustrated by a case report. The concerns of the patient were addressed both morphologically and psychosocially. Postpoing treatment for this group of patients until growth has finally stabilized may have far-reaching consequences, although the risk of outgrowing the correction is minimized. A retrospective study of 20 adolescents who had surgical impaction of the maxilla is reported.


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