Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Orthognathic Surgery: A Case Report

Eda Naifoğlu1, Mehmet Emre Yurttutan1, Dt. Can Arslan2, Ayşe Tuba Altuğ2 and Ayşegül Mine Tüzüner Öncül1*

1Department of Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ankara University, Turkey
2Department of Dentistry Orthodontics, Ankara University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Aysegul Mine Tuzuner Oncul 

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Orthognathic surgery is a procedure that combines orthodontia and maxillofacial surgery to align skeletal problems of the jaws. Though there are different methods of osteotomy, now a day’s Lefort I and bilateral Sagittal split ramus osteotomy are the common ones. A 16 years old male patient referred to our clinic complaint of anterior open bite. Clinical examination revealed an Angle Class III malocclusion and 7 mm open bite. According to Steiner’s lateral cephalometric norms the patient had a high angle profile. Orthognathic surgery was preferred as the treatment choice. Our treatment started with fixed orthodontic appliance. 13 months later he underwent bimaxillar orthognathic surgery. Jaws remained in intermaxillary fixation for 2 weeks with intermaxillary elastics. 7 months after surgery fixed orthodontic appliance was removed.


Naifo?lu E, Yurttutan ME, Arslan Dt.C, Altu? AT, �nc�l AMT. Orthognathic Surgery: A Case Report: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1883.

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