Introduction: Orthognathic patients are advocating an active role in selecting their appropriate ortho-surgical treatment, between the surgery first (SF) and the traditional sequence (TS) approaches. The aim of this study was to evaluate, through qualitative analysis, the subjective perceptions of the outcomes of each protocol. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 46 (10 male and 36 female) orthognathic patients (23 SF and 23 TS) treated with bimaxillary orthognathic surgery by the same surgeon, between 2013 and 2015. Average treatment duration was 6.5 months for SF and 12 months for TS. Inclusion criteria were: the presence of Class III or Class II asymmetries and open bite. Patients were excluded if they refused interviews or stopped attending post-treatment follow-up. Investigated health experiences included overall satisfaction with appearance, self-confidence after surgery, perceived treatment time, functional recovery, and diet restrictions. Results: All SF and TS patients showed overall satisfaction with their appearance (though TS showed more enthusiastic tones) and approved their degree of functional recovery after surgery. Class III SF patients had earlier improvements in self-confidence after surgery. Orthodontics was considered enduring by both SF and TS patients. Conclusions: SF patients expressed a higher degree of satisfaction with the reduction in overall treatment time and with the early psychological benefit deriving therefrom. Both SF and TS patients completely approved of the aesthetic outcomes and the functional recovery from which they benefitted due to the entire procedure.

Beccuti, M.L., Cozzani, M., Antonini, S., Doldo, T., Raffaini, M. (2021). “Surgery First” vs “Traditional Sequence” Surgery: A Qualitative Study of Health Experiences in 46 Bimaxillary Orthognathic Patients. JOURNAL OF MAXILLOFACIAL & ORAL SURGERY, 1-12 [10.1007/s12663-021-01610-4].

“Surgery First” vs “Traditional Sequence” Surgery: A Qualitative Study of Health Experiences in 46 Bimaxillary Orthognathic Patients

Doldo, T.;
2021

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Introduction: Orthognathic patients are advocating an active role in selecting their appropriate ortho-surgical treatment, between the surgery first (SF) and the traditional sequence (TS) approaches. The aim of this study was to evaluate, through qualitative analysis, the subjective perceptions of the outcomes of each protocol. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 46 (10 male and 36 female) orthognathic patients (23 SF and 23 TS) treated with bimaxillary orthognathic surgery by the same surgeon, between 2013 and 2015. Average treatment duration was 6.5 months for SF and 12 months for TS. Inclusion criteria were: the presence of Class III or Class II asymmetries and open bite. Patients were excluded if they refused interviews or stopped attending post-treatment follow-up. Investigated health experiences included overall satisfaction with appearance, self-confidence after surgery, perceived treatment time, functional recovery, and diet restrictions. Results: All SF and TS patients showed overall satisfaction with their appearance (though TS showed more enthusiastic tones) and approved their degree of functional recovery after surgery. Class III SF patients had earlier improvements in self-confidence after surgery. Orthodontics was considered enduring by both SF and TS patients. Conclusions: SF patients expressed a higher degree of satisfaction with the reduction in overall treatment time and with the early psychological benefit deriving therefrom. Both SF and TS patients completely approved of the aesthetic outcomes and the functional recovery from which they benefitted due to the entire procedure.
Beccuti, M.L., Cozzani, M., Antonini, S., Doldo, T., Raffaini, M. (2021). “Surgery First” vs “Traditional Sequence” Surgery: A Qualitative Study of Health Experiences in 46 Bimaxillary Orthognathic Patients. JOURNAL OF MAXILLOFACIAL & ORAL SURGERY, 1-12 [10.1007/s12663-021-01610-4].
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