Retention Strategies for Segmental Lefort I Osteotomies Using Clear Aligners : Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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Retention Strategies for Segmental Lefort I Osteotomies Using Clear Aligners

Kierce, Justin DDS*; Caminiti, Marco DDS, MEd

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The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 34(3):p 1061-1063, May 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008941

Abstract

Clear aligner therapy is becoming a mainstay of contemporary orthodontic treatment. As such wide-spread adoption and case-selection for surgical-orthodontic treatment in patients with Clear aligner therapy is increasing. Passive aligners generally lack adequate rigidity for retention of segmental movements in the immediate postoperative period. In this report we discuss our techniques for maintaining retention in the weeks after segmental maxillary osteotomies by use of a modified clear aligner orthognathic splint, and a custom palatal horseshoe splint, including the relative indications of each method.

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