In Conjunction with Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Chiann Fan Gibson, DMD, AAACD; George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS
Surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy can be an integral part of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy treatment plan that simultaneously addresses periodontal conditions, cosmetic/esthetic restorative space appropriation dilemmas, occlusion, and possibly airway-related improvements.
Clear, consistent, and ongoing communication among restorative/cosmetic dentists, surgical specialists (dental and medical), patient, and family is essential to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.
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