Introduction: The success of surgery first approach has been defined by the number of advantages offered and is definitively determined by the satisfaction of the patients themselves. The strength of this protocol resides in its philosophy that puts the patient at the center of the whole diagnostic-therapeutic process. The compliance of the patient, its happiness and comfort are the best guarantee of a good final results. While pursuing this philosophy we have wondered whether there was way to increase the comfort of surgery first approach even more and to make it even more appealing for the patients. For these reasons, we have decided to work on a preliminary protocol in order to reduce or even eliminate the use of orthodontic braces and wires during perioperative stages. Materials and Methods: No orthodontic braces or wires are bonded on the teeth before surgery. Intraoperatory intermaxillary fixation (IMF) is carried out with the use of IMF screws which are positioned at the beginning of the operation on the edge between keratinized and nonkeratinized gingiva. Once the osteotomies are performed IMF with IMF screws is carried out on the planned occlusion with the use of surgical splints. Discussion and Conclusions: In selected cases the postsurgical orthodontic treatment can be carried out with the use of clear aligners, completely eliminating the need of braces and wires with an additional level of comfort.

Azzuni, C., Moro, A., Saponaro, G., Gasparini, G., Soverina, D., Barbera, G., Pelo, S., Patient first: Surgery first and more, <<THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY>>, 2021; 32 (8): E751-E753. [doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000007766] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/209948]

Patient first: Surgery first and more

Azzuni, C.;Moro, A.;Saponaro, G.;Gasparini, G.;Soverina, D.;Barbera, G.;Pelo, S.
2021

Abstract

Introduction: The success of surgery first approach has been defined by the number of advantages offered and is definitively determined by the satisfaction of the patients themselves. The strength of this protocol resides in its philosophy that puts the patient at the center of the whole diagnostic-therapeutic process. The compliance of the patient, its happiness and comfort are the best guarantee of a good final results. While pursuing this philosophy we have wondered whether there was way to increase the comfort of surgery first approach even more and to make it even more appealing for the patients. For these reasons, we have decided to work on a preliminary protocol in order to reduce or even eliminate the use of orthodontic braces and wires during perioperative stages. Materials and Methods: No orthodontic braces or wires are bonded on the teeth before surgery. Intraoperatory intermaxillary fixation (IMF) is carried out with the use of IMF screws which are positioned at the beginning of the operation on the edge between keratinized and nonkeratinized gingiva. Once the osteotomies are performed IMF with IMF screws is carried out on the planned occlusion with the use of surgical splints. Discussion and Conclusions: In selected cases the postsurgical orthodontic treatment can be carried out with the use of clear aligners, completely eliminating the need of braces and wires with an additional level of comfort.
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Azzuni, C., Moro, A., Saponaro, G., Gasparini, G., Soverina, D., Barbera, G., Pelo, S., Patient first: Surgery first and more, <<THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY>>, 2021; 32 (8): E751-E753. [doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000007766] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/209948]
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