How to Predict Facial Soft Tissue Change After Orthognathic Surgery. A Literature Review

2022 • Volume 16 • Issue 1

Francisca Durán; Francisca Hormazábal & Eduardo Álvarez



Usually patients seek aesthetics in orthodontic treatment, and having to undergo orthognathic surgery, what they are most concerned about is how they will look after it. Nowadays there are various softwares to show a virtual image of the result of skeletal and soft tissue after surgery, but no consensus has been reached on how reliable they are, since each orthodontist can use different measurement methods. In this study, we want to carry out a bibliographic review to evaluate the effect of Lefort I and bilateral sagittal branch surgery on the soft tissue of the middle and lower third in patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment. Thus, in the future, to be able to predict the behavior of soft tissue through surgical treatment.

KEY WORDS: Soft Tissue, Lefort I, Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (BSSO), orthognathic surgery


How to cite this article

DURÁN, F.; HORMAZÁBAL, F. & ÁLVAREZ, E. How to Predict Facial Soft Tissue Change After Orthognathic Surgery, A Literature Review. Int. J. Odontostomat.,16(1):125-131, 2022.


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