The mandibular vestibular approach if useful for a wide variety of procedures. It allows relatively safe access to the entire facial surface of the mandibular skeleton, from the condyle to the symphysis. An advantage of this approach is the ability of constantly access the dental occlusion during surgery. The greatest benefit to the patient is the hidden intraoral scar. The approach also relatively rapid and simple, although access is limited in some regions, such as the lower border of the mandible at the angle and parts of the ramus. Complications are few but include mental nerve damage and lip malposition, both of which are minimized with proper technique.
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