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New Splint for Orthognathic Surgery

SE Shekar, K Ranganath, B Gunasheela, N Supriya

Citation Information : Shekar S, Ranganath K, Gunasheela B, Supriya N. New Splint for Orthognathic Surgery. World J Dent 2011; 2 (2):143-149.

DOI: 10.5005/wjoud-2-2-143

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


A case of skeletal class III malocclusion treated by both orthodontics and orthognathic surgery is presented. In this case, body osteotomy has been done so as to maintain the natural integrity of the posterior part of stomatognathic system, including the TMJ. A new splint was designed to position and align the sectioned mandibular segments so as to assist in easy fixation and obtain proper occlusion. The postsurgical orthodontic treatment was minimal and no relapse was observed even after 1 year follow-up.

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