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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1999
Volume 14 , Issue 2

Pages: 163 - 166

An unusual treatment with sagittal split osteotomy: Report of a case involving an odontoma


Sagittal split osteotomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical techniques in the world and has been modified by many authors. The efficacy of this operation has been studied by many groups. When performing this surgery, there should be adequate contact of wide, cancellous bone surfaces, which guarantees excellent and rapid bony union in the desired position. In the present article, treatment of mandibular prognathism with open bite by sagittal split osteotomy with an odontoma in the third molar area is presented.


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