Background: Traditionally, maxillofacial deformities are corrected surgically after an initial orthodontic treatment phase. However, in this article, the Authors emphasize the postsurgical therapeutic protocol, which is extremely important for determining the final, permanent retention of the corrected occlusion. Methods: A 55-year-old female with severe skeletal class II malocclusion is presented. Combined surgical and orthodontic correction of the malocclusion was used. Results: The step-by-step procedure the Authors followed for the postsurgical therapy is described. The goals of the postoperative therapy were to restore and rehabilitate neuromuscular function, obtain occlusal stabilization, grind teeth selectively, and final occlusion retention. The importance of a surgical occlusal splint for rehabilitating stomatognathic neuromuscular function postoperatively was demonstrated. Furthermore, the orthodontic-prosthodontic treatment ensured occlusion stability after the surgical correction. The long-term results confirmed the efficacy of the treatment protocol presented here from both functional and esthetical perspectives. Conclusions: Postsurgical orthodontic treatment is an important step in the surgical and orthodontic therapy of maxillofacial deformities.
Postsurgical Orthodontic Treatment Planning : a Case Report with 20 Years Follow-up / G. Farronato, U. Garagiola, V. Carletti, P. Cressoni, C. Mortellaro. - 2:2(2011), pp. e4-1-e4-10.
|Titolo:||Postsurgical Orthodontic Treatment Planning : a Case Report with 20 Years Follow-up|
FARRONATO, GIAMPIETRO (Primo)
GARAGIOLA, UMBERTO (Secondo)
CRESSONI, PAOLO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||dental occlusion ; malocclusion ; orthodontics, corrective ; occlusal splints ; maxillofacial orthognathic surgery ; orthognathic surgical procedures|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5037/jomr.2011.2204|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|