Shiv Shankar Agarwal1, Sanjeev Datana2, NK Sahoo3, SK Bhandari4

1Dr. Shiv Shankar Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Armed forces medical college, Pune, India; 2Dr. Sanjeev Datana, Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Armed forces medical college, Pune, India; 3Dr. NK Sahoo, Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofcial Surgery, Armed forces medical college, Pune, India;4Dr. SK Bhandari, Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofcial Surgery, Armed forces medical college, Pune, India

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The Conventional Orthognathic Approach (COA) for correction of skeletal malocclusion in adult patients consist of a variable length of pre-surgical orthodontic preparation accomplishing a majority of orthodontic tooth movements to reveal the true skeletal discrepancy and obtain a precise and stable occlusion post-surgically. This is followed by orthognathic surgery. Minor tooth movements like settling of occlusion are carried out during post-surgical orthodontics. This lead to development of a new approach for ortho-surgical correction; Surgery First Orthognathic Approach popularly known as SFOA in which aesthetics is restored first (by immediate surgery and eliminating the phase of pre-surgical orthodontics) followed by occlusal corrections by routine orthodontic treatment utilising Regional Acceleratory Phenomenon (RAP). This review paper highlights various aspects of SFOA to augment our existing understanding in this aspect of ortho-surgical correction.


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Shiv Shankar Agarwal, Sanjeev Datana, NK Sahoo, SK Bhandari. SURGERY FIRST ORTHOGNATHIC APPROACH: AN ALTERNATE TO CONVENTIONAL ORTHOGNATHIC APPROACH. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:29. DOI: 10.28933/ijdrr-2019-01-0605


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