Anterior mandibular apical base augmentation in the surgical orthodontic treatment of mandibular retrusion

Roberto Brusati, Aldo B. Giannì

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Abstract

The authors describe a surgical technique alternative to traditional pre-surgical orthodontics in order to increase the apical base in mandibular retrusion (class II, division I). This subapical osteotomy, optimizing inferior incisal axis without dental extractions and a long orthodontic treatment, associated to genioplasty permits to obtain an ideal labio-dento-mental morphology. This procedure avoids in some cases the need of a mandibular advancement and, if necessary, it reduces his entity with obvious advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-850
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Dento-alveolar osteotomy
  • Mandibular apical base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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