Facial asymmetry: virtual planning to optimize treatment predictability and aesthetic results

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Edition V23N06 | Year 2018 | Editorial BBO Clinical Case | Pages 80 to 89

Hélio Henrique De Araújo Brito , Carolina Morsani Mordente

Facial asymmetry is a condition that compromises function and social interactions and, consequently, the quality of life. Orthodontic-surgical treatment may be indicated to achieve a stable occlusion and significant improvement in facial aesthetics. The virtual planning of the maxillary, mandibular and chin movements can be done prior to surgery. These movements can be successfully performed with the use of prototyped guides obtained from virtual planning. The aim of this article is to show the state of the art of treatments of facial asymmetries, and emphasize how important is the multi-disciplinary approach to achieve predictable aesthetic and functionally stable results in a patient with facial asymmetry and chin protrusion.

Facial asymmetry, Orthognathic surgery, Virtual planning,

Brito HHA, Mordente CM. Facial asymmetry: virtual planning to optimize treatment predictability and aesthetic results. Dental Press J Orthod. 2018 Nov-Dec;23(6):80-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.23.6.080-089.bbo

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