Orthognathic treatment with maxillary and mandibular anterior segmental osteotomy

T. Kitahara, A. Nakasima, Y. Shiratsuchi

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This case report presents a case that underwent orthognathic treatment with anterior segmental osteotomies on both jaws. The patient was a 26-year-old female with maxillary protrusion, lip incompetence with an everted vermilion border. The overbite was +1.0 mm, overjet +1.0 mm. The pre-surgical orthodontic treatment included the extraction of the four first premolars and a multi-bracket treatment was started. After 12 months of pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, both the anterior maxillary and the anterior mandibular segments were retracted surgically by 5.5 mm. The total treatment period was 18 months. An anterior segmental osteotomy can induce the remarkable structural changes for bimaxillary lip protrusion patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalOrthodontic Waves
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics


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