J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 3, 2016
|Number of page(s)||27|
|Published online||23 April 2018|
Cooperation between orthodontic and surgical practitioners when dealing with facial asymmetry
Orthodontic and surgical cooperation in facial asymmetry
2 Specialist certified in dentofacial orthopedics
Address for correspondence: Olivier Esnault – Institut de la face et du sourire, 6 rue Puvis-de-Chavannes – 75017 Paris. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 February 2016
Facial asymmetry is frequent and remains an orthodontic and surgical challenge. Successful treatment depends on accurate diagnosis and close cooperation between the orthodontist and the surgeon, the aim being to restore functional balance. Recovering facial symmetry also favours the patient’s social and professional integration. After recalling the different elements of the diagnosis, specific orthodontic care is detailed for each type of asymmetry and adapted surgical means are described. Clinical cases illustrate each situation and provide the practitioner with precise indications on the treatment.
Key words: Asymmetry / orthodontics / surgery / indications / cooperation
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