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Stability of skeletal Class III malocclusion after combined maxillary and mandibular procedures: titanium versus resorbable plates and screws for maxillary fixation.

Authors
  • Costa, Fabio
  • Robiony, Massimo
  • Zorzan, Enrica
  • Zerman, Nicoletta
  • Politi, Massimo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
64
Issue
4
Pages
642–651
Identifiers
PMID: 16546644
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Surgical correction of Class III malocclusion after combined maxillary and mandibular procedures appears to be a fairly stable procedure for maxillary advancements up to 5 mm independently from the type of fixation used to stabilize the maxilla. Resorbable devices should be used with caution for bony movements of greater magnitude until their usefulness is evaluated in studies with large maxillary advancements.

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