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A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Long-Face Syndrome and Bilateral Microtia

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 09 : PAGES (537-544) 2013

KARAN NEHRA, BDS, MDS

MOHIT SHARMA, BDS, MDS

VINEET SHARMA, BDS, MDS

RAMEN SINHA, BDS, MDS

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The term "long-face syndrome" was developed .to combine the dental, skeletal, and facial characteristics of patients previously classified under such descriptions as "skeletal open bite", "iidiopathic long face", "hyperdivergent face", "vertical maxillary excess", and "total maxillary alveolar hyperplasia" The dominant skeletal etiology in these patients is a posterior vertical maxillary excess due to downward posterior rotation of the maxillary palatal plane. The mandible conse...

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