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Authors

Sam Sheng-Pin Hsu, Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University; Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou
Dhruv Singhal, Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou; Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan4
James J. Xia, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Jaime Gateno, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Cheng-Hui Lin, Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou; Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chiung-Shing Huang, Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University; Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou
Lun-Jou Lo, Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University; Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou; Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Ellen Wen-Ching Ko, Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University; Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou; Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Yu-Ray Chen, Graduate Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Science, Chang Gung University; Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Medical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou; Department of Plastic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract

The surgery-first approach in surgical orthodontic treatment is re-emerging as the preferred technique when compared to the traditional orthodontic first-approach. Despite its growing popularity, no planning protocol that offers comprehensive and accurate predictions has been described for the surgery-first approach. In this article, the authors utilize computer aided surgical simulation (CASS) to provide two planning methods for the surgery-first approach. The benefits of using CASS for planning include enhanced 3-dimensional visualization of treatment progression, the ability for surgeons and orthodontists to discuss and visualize in detail any potential treatment algorithm, and providing a more precise prediction for the surgeon, orthodontist, and patient in surgery first cases.

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