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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-129

The comparison of patient satisfaction after “surgery first” and conventional orthognathic surgery: An original research

1 Department of Orthodontics, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Pritam Mohanty
Department of Orthodontics, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar - 751 024, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/apos.apos_18_17

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Aims and Objectives: We evaluated the factors which affect patient satisfaction and their expectations toward “surgery first” and conventional orthognathic surgery. Materials and Methods: Questionnaires consisting of 17 questions were given to the subjects postoperatively who had undergone Le fort 1 maxillary superior impaction for skeletal gummy smile correction with conventional orthognathic surgery and “surgery first” approach. Eleven-point rating scale based on a (visual analog scale; 0 = poor; 10 = excellent) were used to answer six questions. Ten closed-form questions were also included as well as one open question for “further remarks.” Results: Nineteen patients (12 females, 07 males; mean age, 23.4 ± 4.9 [standard deviation] years) gave their consent to participate in the study. The intention to undergo surgery only for esthetics was noted in 42.11% of patients; only improvement of chewing function in 21.05% and both in 36.84%. Conclusion: The most common factor for patient satisfaction after “surgery first” and conventional orthognathic surgery was facial esthetics, but masticatory function and even psychological aspects should be considered equally when planning surgery. The patient satisfaction was more in “surgery first” than conventional orthognathic surgery. The timing of treatment and immediate results are important factors toward patient satisfaction.

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