What is it about?

The author draws on many of his own publications to highlight differences in orthodontic and orthognathic surgery decision-making amongst patients with different types of vertical facial muscular pattern

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Why is it important?

The author has, for the first time, shown the real differences between the mandibular muscles in different vertical patterns using 3D CT

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All decisions regarding possible treatment directions for orthodontic and orthognathic surgery patients should be made against this 3-dimensional muscular background. This work highlights the fact that the faces are so different. Not all patients can be treated in the same way.

Professor Michael G Woods
Royal Melbourne Hospital

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This page is a summary of: The mandibular muscles in contemporary orthodontic practice: a review, Australian Dental Journal, March 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/adj.12481.
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