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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

An overview of surgery-first approach: Recent advances in orthognathic surgery


1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vipul Kumar Sharma
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, F 106, GB Hostel, Chowk, Lucknow 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-0203.149609

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The disadvantages of having orthodontic interventions both before and after orthognathic surgery include a long treatment time of 7-47 months and temporary worsening of facial appearance. Nowadays, the concept of surgery-first, followed by orthodontic treatment is applied to orthognathic surgery cases in different orthodontic centers in the world. This concept and technique is called "surgery-first-orthognathic-approach" or "surgery-first approach" (SFA) rigid fixation (skeletal anchorage system) of the bony segments and regional acceleratory phenomenon were keys to broad implementation of the SFA. This article is intended to provide an overview of SFA including indications, general and specific guidelines, different protocol variations, success rate and potential problems.


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