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Le Fort I

Lateral plating

Apply one plate to each zygomaticomaxillary buttress first. Choose and contour the plates. Make sure that the screws below the fracture line avoid the tooth roots.

Insert at least two screws on each side of the fracture line in each plate.

If bone contact is good and the fracture appears stable, additional plates may not be required. However, if additional plates are deemed necessary, they are now applied.