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Unfavorable outcomes in orthognathic surgery Volume 87, issue 1, 88e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F., Marseille, 13–14 mai 2016

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Successful completion of an orthodontic-surgical protocol requires faultless involvement of all the parties concerned, both the practitioners and the patient. When the result achieved does not match esthetic and/or functional expectations, the outcome may be seen as a failure by the patient, the practitioners or even both. Two situations comprising a potential for failure will be analyzed here: unfavorable outcomes and the psychological difficulties involved in accepting a new face.