Evaluation of the linearity of soft- to hard-tissue movement after orthognathic surgery.

@article{Chew2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the linearity of soft- to hard-tissue movement after orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Ming Tak Chew and Andrew Sandham and Hwee Bee Wong},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 5},
  pages={665-70}
}
INTRODUCTION Our aim in this study was to investigate whether a linear relationship exists between soft- to hard-tissue changes for both maxillary and mandibular landmarks over a wide range of skeletal changes. METHODS The sample consisted of 30 Chinese patients with Class III malocclusion treated with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and LeFort I advancement. Lateral cephalograms were taken within 2 months before surgery and at least 6 months after surgery. Soft- and hard-tissue changes… CONTINUE READING