Short-term and long-term soft tissue profile changes after mandibular advancements using rigid fixation techniques.

This study was designed to describe short- and long-term soft tissue profile changes that follow surgical advancement of the mandible, to provide a database for prediction of facial changes following surgery. A number of hard and soft tissue landmarks were identified on serial cephalometric tracings of 31 patients. The long-term data (x = 14.0 months… (More)