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Abstract

How to achieve stability after combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery? Many factors can affect the post-treatment stability of either intermaxillary relationship, dental occlusion or facial profile, which include pre-operative preparations, types and range of surgical procedure, amount of bone movement, types of fixation, condylar position during fixation and the ability of soft tissue adaptation. This article reviewed and summarized factors affecting the postoperative stability according to the treatment stages.

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