Keywords : planning
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1675-1685
Prediction planning for orthognathic surgery allows the orthodontist to anticipate changes in hard and soft tissue that may arise as a result of the surgery. This can be useful to accordingly plan the orthognathic surgery and also as a means for informed patient’s consent and to communicate with the concerned maxillofacial surgeon. Cephalometric prediction in orthognathic surgery enables direct evaluation of both dental and skeletal movements, and can be performed manually or by computers, using several software programmes currently available. They can also be incorporated with video images. The aim of this article is to present and discuss the different methods of cephalometric prediction of the orthognathic surgical outcome.