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RODRIGUEZ CARRACEDO, Elizabeta Migdalia; ROMERO JUNQUERA, Carlos Rafael; PORTELLES MASSO, Ayelen  y  AMADOR RODRIGUEZ, Alexis. Surgical Orthodontic Treatment for Mandibular Prognathism. CCM [online]. 2013, vol.17, suppl.1, pp.578-584. ISSN 1560-4381.

The dentofacial deformities are conditions in which the facial skeleton is significantly different from the normal one, so that facial appearance is seriously affected and requires a surgical therapy, where the patient's handling should be accomplished by a multidisciplinary team. A 25- year- old female patient, who was assisted by a multidisciplinary team of Orthognatic Surgery of Holguín province from January 2010 to September 2012 because of mandibular prognathism and macrognathism with skeletal open bite and excessive vertical growth of the chin.  Fixed orthodontic treatment was performed to correct crowding and to coordinate transversally the arches, taking effect a retroposition mandibular surgery and promotion combined with a genioplasty   of high reduction. Surgery orthodontic treatment on details was carried out, passing to phase of retention. Significant decrease was achieved the hard tissues of lower third facial mandibular length and depth.

Palabras clave : orthognathic surgery; mandibular prognathism; skeletal open bite.

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