A case of mandibular prognathism with facial asymmetry was presented. Surgery-first orthognathic approach was performed that no pre-surgical orthodontic treatment was done before surgery. Within this treatment modality, patient had major profile improvement in the beginning of the treatment and total treatment time was shortened. The philosophy, clinical application, long term stability, and special consideration of the surgery-first orthognathic approach were discussed.
Hsu, Sam Sheng-Pin; Huang, Chiung-Shing; Liou, Eric Jein-Wein; Ko, Ellen Wen-Ching; Liao, Yu-Fang; Hsieh, Hsin-Yi; Lin, Clement Cheng-Hui; and Chen, Yu-Ray
"Correction of Skeletal Class III with Surgery-first Orthognathic Approach – Case Report,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 21:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol21/iss3/5