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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1997
Volume 12 , Issue 2

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Pages: 101 - 108

The stability of the use of bilateral sagittal split osteotomy in the clsoure of anterior open bite

Oliveira/Bloomquist

This paper is a preliminary report on the stability of the use of bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and rigid internal f ixation (2-mm bicortical screws) in the closure of anterior open bite. Ten patients who had finished orthodontic treatment and were at least 1 year out of surgery were evaluated by cephalometric analysis for dental and skeletal changes. One angular and three vertical measurements were evaluated cephalometrically at three times for each patient: immediately preoperatively, a maximum of 1 week postoperatively, and after a minimum of 12 months of follow-up. The results of this small sample seemed to indicate that the use of bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and 2-mm bicortical screws for the closure of the anterior open bite is a relatively stable procedure.

 

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