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The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Yearbook 2013
Volume 14 , Issue 1

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Orthodontic and orthognathic management of a complex mandibular asymmetry

Ashwin Mathew George, MDS, DNB(Ortho)/Jayakumar Ganesan, MDS/Shobbana Devi, MDS/Biju Tom Varghese, MDS/Nathamuni Rengarajan Krishnaswamy, MDS, MOrth RCSEd, Dipl NB(Ortho)

DOI: 10.11607/OrthO.903

The application of a combined surgical-orthodontic procedure for the treatment of major facial deformities (eg, asymmetries) and associated malocclusions
has become an increasingly prevalent treatment modality over the past few decades. Development of sound conjoint treatment principles made possible the correction of skeletal and dental dysplasias that were unyielding to either surgical or orthodontic treatment alone. The presence and severity of dentofacial asymmetries has been the subject of many commentaries and investigations. Treatment of facial asymmetry has always been a challenge with respect to the cause and the rationale behind the corrective procedures adopted. This case report describes a 23-year-old male patient whose chief complaint was attributed solely to the clinically discernible facial asymmetry. A combined orthodontic and surgical approach was done to correct both the dental and skeletal asymmetry. The reasons for selecting this treatment protocol and the 5-year postretention stability of the final results obtained are highlighted in this report. ORTHODONTICS (CHIC) 2013;14:126139. doi: 10.11607/Ortho.903

Keywords: facial asymmetry, orthognathic surgery, retention

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