Journal of orthodontics vol:31 issue:3 pages:190-200
The treatment of patients with hemifacial microsomia (HM) always requires an interdisciplinary approach including at least maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics. Co-operation not only within the team, but also with the patients and their family is essential in order to achieve the best results. In the case history of the 10-(1/2) year old female patient reported here, three surgical interventions (two with costo-chondral bone grafts) and a 3-year orthodontic treatment have taken place. A harmonious facial and occlusal result was finally reached.