Augmentation genioplasty as an adjunct to conservative orthodontic treatment.

@article{Proffit1981AugmentationGA,
  title={Augmentation genioplasty as an adjunct to conservative orthodontic treatment.},
  author={William R. Proffit and Timothy A Turvey and John D. Moriarty},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  year={1981},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={473-91}
}
Augmentation genioplasty can serve as a valuable adjunct to orthodontic treatment. The borderline extraction patient with a good nasolabial angle, protruding lower incisors and a deficient chin often can be treated better by nonextraction orthodontics followed by advancement of the chin than by any regimen involving orthodontic extraction. Genioplasty also can be used to improve facial esthetics in the patient with a short mandibular ramus in whom mandibular advancement might well lead to… CONTINUE READING

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