Skeletal facial balance and harmony in the cleft patient: Principles and techniques in orthognathic surgery

Kenneth E. Salyer, Haisong Xu, Jason E. Portnof, Akira Yamada, David K. Chong, Edward R. Genecov

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Abstract

The management of the palatal cleft, dental arch, and subsequent maxillary form is a challenge for the craniomaxillofacial surgeon. The purpose of this paper is to present the experience of a senior surgeon (KES) who has treated over 2000 patients with cleft lip and palate. This paper focuses on the experience of a recent series of 103 consecutive orthognathic cases treated by one surgeon with a surgical-orthodontic, speech-oriented approach. It will concentrate on not only correcting the occlusion, as others have described, but also on how a surgeon who was trying to achieve optimal aesthetic balance, harmony, and beauty, approached this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S149-S167
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume42
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Skeletal facial balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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