Summary: Surgical correction of dentofacial deformities may produce dramatic results. It is essential that a thorough pre-operative evaluation be performed. Therefore a close working relationship between the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the orthodontist is essential, however consultation with other professionals is mandatory. Among these are the general dentist, family physician, psychologist, speech clinician and myofunctional therapist. An overview of orthognathic surgery has been presented in order to familiarize the myofunctional clinician with these procedures, so that functional patterns both prior to and after surgical repositioning can be properly evaluated and treated.
Dolan, E. A., et al. (1985). Orthognathic surgery: A clinical update, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 11 (1), 7-11.