Edition V04N03 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 48 to 52
Orthognathic surgery is the surgical procedure that aims at treating dentoskeletal or dentofacial deformities such as prognathism, retrognathism and other alterations in the position of the maxilla and/or mandible, searching for function and aesthetics. The facial asymmetry represents an imbalance in the proportions of the homologous bone structures of the face, when compared with each other. This asymmetric growth aects a large part of the population, but only when it is perceptible by the patient, this asymmetry becomes a problem to be solved. The objective of his work is to report a clinical case of facial asymmetry, exposing the type of surgical treatment proposed with corrective purpose. The proposed treatment combined orthognathic surgery of the mandible and maxilla, with graft in the maxilla using autogenous iliac bone. We can conclude that the use of orthognathic surgery in the treatment of facial asymmetry is a technique of correct choice. The correct diagnosis and planning of the case is fundamental for indicating the surgical procedure.
Wagner JCB, Volkweis MR, Zamboni RA, Lepper TW, Zaffari L, Brandalise JRK. Facial asymmetry corrected with orthognathic surgery. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Sept-Dec;4(3):48-52. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.4.3.048-052.oar