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Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 Nov;140(5):703-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2010.01.037.

Orthodontic-orthognathic surgical treatment in a patient with Class II subdivision malocclusion: occlusal plane alteration.

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Department of Orthodontics, Centro de Investigação Ciências da Saúde, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde-Norte/CESPU, Gandra, Portugal.


Despite the different orthodontic treatment options for patients with Class II subdivision malocclusions, the involvement of the skeletal structures is significant. It is desirable to combine orthodontic and surgical treatment to achieve a stable and better esthetic result, as illustrated in this case report. The occlusal plane was canted to the right as a part of the patient's facial asymmetry. Consequently, a 3-mm differential impaction of the maxilla on the left side allowed occlusal plane leveling. Mandibular rotation with advancement on the right side corrected the right Class II malocclusion. The successful attainment of the treatment goals was accomplished through teamwork and integration between the orthodontist and the maxillofacial surgeon.

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