Orthodontic treatment after unintended unilateral fixation plate removal following single-jaw orthognatic surgery

Christina Agustine, Maria Purbiati

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Abstract

A combination of orthodontic and orthognatic surgery was planned for a 18-year-old male with class III malocclusion, mandibular asymmetry, unilateral crossbite and open bite. After 10 month of pre-surgery orthodontic treatment, mandibular setback was done. Unexpectedly, two weeks later the right fixation plate were exposed intra-orally and had to be removed. Eventually, the return of mandibular assymetry and midline shifting were inevitable. This required an extensive post-surgery orthodontic treatment to distalize the right lower segment using miniscrew.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Class III malocclusion
  • Fixation plate removal
  • Mandibular asymmetry
  • Mandibular setback
  • Orthognatic surgery

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