J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 2, Avril 2018
|Number of page(s)||19|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Management of the dento-periodontomuscular imbalances in the incisor–canine mandibular region by labiomental weakening surgery and corticotomy
Qualified Specialist in Dento-Facial Orthopedics
2 Qualified Specialist in Oral Surgery
3 Qualified Specialist in Oral Surgery
4 Qualified Specialist in Dento-Facial Orthopedics
Address for correspondence: Jean-Gabriel Chillès – 2 rue Metz-Juteau – 90000. E-mail: Belfort firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 November 2017
Incisor and canine mandibular regions are a key mechanical vault, which strives with strong muscle and occlusal centripetal forces. In cases of dental and / or periodontal weakness and / or excessive mechanical stress, situations of imbalance can affect the stability of orthodontic treatments and periodontal durability.
This article reports two surgical techniques to prevent and treat these situations:
The labiomental weakening in growing children and adolescents;
Alveolar corticotomy with vestibular allograft bone in adults;
Both techniques allow functional management of mechanical imbalance, improvement of the periodontal biotype, and promote lower incisors’ relocation.
Key words: Lower incisor / periodontium / mentalis muscle / surgical labiomental weakening / alveolar corticotomy
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