Management of Nonsyndromic Skeletal Dysgnathia by Distraction Osteogenesis Long-Term Follow-Up

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Abstract

Distraction osteogenesis has been a paradigm shift in the field of orthognathic surgery. Majority of the published cases are those of syndromic patients that have been managed using varying treatment protocols. This communication describes a patient of 18-year-old male diagnosed with skeletal Class II malocclusion due to mandibular retognathism. The patient was taken up for mandibular corpus distraction of 10 mm. By this approach the patient was benefitted with good esthetic result and functional occlusion. Distraction protocol followed in this patient for lengthening of mandibular corpus has resulted in a stable outcome. The 2-year follow-up photographs show a stable result both esthetically and functionally.

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