A Modified Technique for Placing Prebent Plates during a Le Fort I Osteotomy: A Technical Note

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Abstract

Prebent plates have gained popularity in recent years as a fixation appliance for large maxillary advancements. They are larger than standard plates used for maxillary procedures and appear to give greater stability. Due to their size and configuration, they have the potential to be more palpable than standard plates, possibly causing discomfort following placement. With a simple “box” osteotomy of the maxilla at the site of placement and a minor modification of the plate, the plate is less palpable and better tolerated by the patient.

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