This presentation will showcase cases that took years to be finalized. Surgery was avoided, but a discussion of the physiological, psychological and financial burden will ensue. It looks like a successful case but is it? Looking back - was it worth it? What if we were to ask the child after all of these years if knowing what they know now would they go over it again?
Put into perspective that an excellent occlusal result may not be all that counts.
Consider the physiological, financial and psychological impact of our decisions.
Reassess what we did based on the patient's own experiences.