Written by : Dr. Rania Alraddadi ..
Surgery First Approach
I wanted to share this article discussing this approach which is a systematic review.
As we are all aware of its limitations and of the importance of case selection, the two major advantages for this approach are:
1- The immediate facial and esthetic improvement which is reflected on the patient’s psychological status.
2- The accelerated postoperative tooth movement as explained by the “RAP” phenomenon.
I also wanted to add some selection criteria for this approach which were mentioned by the maxillofacial team in our school:
1- Class III
2- No crowding
3- Flat curve of Spee
Have a great weekend!