Orthodontic considerations in orthognathic surgery.

  title={Orthodontic considerations in orthognathic surgery.},
  author={P C Tompach and James J Wheeler and Kirk L Fridrich},
  journal={The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery},
  volume={10 2},
It is important for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to understand the orthodontic decision-making process as it pertains to the orthognathic surgery patient to facilitate interprofessional communication. The orthodontic diagnostic process integrates the needs of the dentition, the requirements of facial balance, and the constraints of orthodontic mechanics to arrive at the best collective recommendation in each case. The orthodontic treatment objectives, extraction patterns, and types of… CONTINUE READING