Cephalometric treatment planning for superior repositioning of the maxilla and concomitant mandibular advancement

William H. Bell, Douglas P. Sinn, Richard A. Finn

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Cephalometric prediction tracings are used in concert with biomechanical modelling to simulate jaw movements and soft tissue profile changes associated with the surgical correction of vertical maxillary excess and absolute mandibular deficiency. Cephalometric prediction studies are used to identify positional changes which have a known propensity to relapse or be stable and when used in concert with biomechanical modelling, serve as an adjunct in designing surgical procedures to achieve skeletal stability, good facial profile aesthetics, biomechanical efficiency and long-term skeletal stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1982



  • Absolute Mandibular Deficiency
  • Biomechanical Modelling
  • Cephalometric Planning
  • Cephalometric Prediction Studies
  • Le Fort I Osteotomy
  • Mandibular Advancement
  • Vertical Maxillary Excess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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