Nowadays some adult patients seeking for orthodontic treatment may present severe malocclusion associated with pronounced skeletal discrepancies. Accordingly, thorough consideration and planning would be beneficial for the patient by the combined efforts of orthodontic and orthognathic approaches. This review reiterated the genetic impact on the growth velocity of the jaw with age in Class III malocclusion, and outlined the treatment protocol for the steps including the initial evaluation, the diagnosis, and the alignment of the teeth and dental arches before and after surgical correction. Specifically, emphasis is addressed on how to obtain records of jaw relationship in centric relation (CR) position. Moreover, the combined efforts in correcting the dental and skeletal Class II jaw discrepancy were defined and discussed.
Nielsen, Ib Leth
"Important Orthodontic Considerations in Preparation of Orthognathic Surgical Cases,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 34:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol34/iss2/1
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