Orthognathic Treatment of Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Severe Facial Asymmetry


ATİK E. , KONAŞ E. , KOCADERELİ İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.29, no.1, pp.22-26, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2016.15-00025
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-26

Abstract

A 26-year, 9-month-old woman had chief complaints of mandibular protrusion and facial asymmetry. Extraoral examination indicated mandibular deviation to the left side, severe facial asymmetry, and a concave profile. Because the patient had a vertical maxillary height difference and an occlusal plane cant together with maxillary retrusion, a differential downgraft and advancement surgery with Lefort I osteotomy was planned. To correct the facial asymmetry and mandibular protrusion, concurrent bilateral sagittal split osteotomy was performed. Double-jaw surgical procedures, including maxillary and mandibular movements, are effective in correcting severe facial asymmetry and skeletal Class III malocclusion.