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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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Fall 2006
Volume 7 , Issue 3

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A case of oculo-auriculo-vertebral SPECTRUM with long-term and comprehensive management

Naoto Suda, DDS, PhD / Masayo Watanabe, DDS / Kimie Ohyama, DDS, PhD

Pages: 299–304
PMID: 17009481

Aim: To show that a patient with severe oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum can achieve satisfactory occlusion and facial appearance through long-term and comprehensive management. Methods: A patient, with oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum, had bilateral cleft lip and palate, macrostomia, malformed pinna, and unilateral hypoplasia of the zygomatic arch and mandible, which resulted in an asymmetric facial appearance characteristic of hemifacial microsomia. After bilateral lip repair and palatal closure, surgical repair of the pinna, nose, and cheiloplasty was performed. The patient was seen at the authors’ dental hospital at 12 years 2 months of age. After lateral expansion of the maxillary arch, an edgewise multibracket appliance was placed and presurgical orthodontic treatment was begun. Combined maxillary and mandibular osteotomies were performed when the patient was 19 years of age, followed by genioplasty, multiple repair of the mandibular body and lip, and soft tissue transplantation to the left cheek, to improve facial symmetry. Results and Conclusion: After prosthetic treatment at 23 years of age, a stable and functional occlusion with a satisfactory facial appearance was achieved. World J Orthod 2006;7:299–304.

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