This is a case report about an adult female patient with bilateral idiopathic condylar resorption. Extraoral check revealed obvious convex profile with retruded chin, lip incompetence; intraoral check revealed class I malocclusion with moderate crowding. Owing to the bilateral condylar resorption, the condyle position may not be easily hold during operation; besides, trying to maintain the integrity of whole mandible to avoid post treatment relapse. The final treatment plan was orthodontic treatment combined with LeFort I osteotomy. After post-surgical active retention for 1 year, final results showed improved facial profile. The half-year post-treatment follow up revealed up acceptable treatment result with mild relapse.
Wu, Te-Ju; Tsai, Wen-Ching; and Hsu, Wei-Yung
"A Case Report – Half-year-follow up of A Case with Bilateral Condylar Head Missing Treated by Orthodontic Treatment Combined with LeFort I Osteotomy,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 23:
3, Article 4.
https://doi.org/10.30036/TJO.201109.0004 Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol23/iss3/4
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