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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Tackling mandibular prognathism with evidence-based surgical orthodontics: A paradigm shift

Department of Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vivek P Soni
Dr D.Y. Patil University Deemed to be School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijohr.ijohr_10_19

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The esthetic outcome of orthognathic surgery has always been of utmost importance to patient as well as the surgeon. With innovations in orthognathic surgical procedures, the addition of soft tissue prediction is a boon to orthodontists and oral surgeons together. The evolution in treatment planning from mere radiographic–cephalometric tracings to simulated surgeries has been a tremendous and path-breaking journey for the field. Three-dimensional printing, soft tissue analysis, splint fabrication, stereolithographic models, rapid prototyping, and various such adjuncts have thereon revolutionized surgical procedures and treatment predictions.

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