Orthognathic surgery seeks to correct maxillofacial deformities often associated with significant functional impairment. Procedures to alter the relationship of the jaws and teeth include osteotomies of the maxilla, mandible and chin. An understanding of the evolution of the principles and practices, combined with knowledge of recent advances in surgical technique and technology, helps the clinician effectively treat challenging problems. Interdisciplinary treatment planning, backed by strategies to manage complications, are necessary components of effective Orthognathic surgery.
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