Currently, orthodontic patients with moderate or severe skeletal discrepancies are candidates for treatment with a variety of compensatory orthodontic techniques, orthognathic surgery or a combination of the two.
Compensatory orthodontic treatment carried out in these types of skeletal discrepancies are associated with a number of periodontal complications arising from positioning the teeth outside the bone.
Apart from it’s inherent morbidity, orthognathic surgery can cause several severe complications, as described in the literature.
“SOC” is a combination of various periodontal and regenerative surgical techniques applied to orthodontics which, when used together, facilitate the treatment of the orthodontic patient with moderate skeletal discrepancies in 3 dimensions.
This new vision requires close collaboration and teamwork between the surgeon and the orthodontist. Correct application of the concept provides excellent results: firstly it reduces the morbidity associated with orthognathic surgery and secondly it avoids all the problems associated with periodontal health as a consequence of orthodontic compensation.