Orthognathic Surgery

Problems of dento-skeletal malocclusion

The dento-skeletal malocclusion

Dentofacial and maxillofacial deformities constitute a varied group of pathologies that have in common the existence of alterations in the shape, position and size of the distinct skeletal and dental elements that make up the face.

Orthognathic surgery

Corrective Surgery of the intercurrent relationships between the maxillaries in their 3 dimensions in space, also called Orthognathic Surgery, is aimed at correcting a range of minor or major skeletal and dental irregularities or anomalies. This results in great improvement in facial morphology as well as important functional benefit.

  • The following are some conditions, which may denote the indication to the
    Orthognathic surgery:
  • Difficulty chewing food
  • difficulty swallowing food
  • Excessive wear of teeth and their chewing surfaces
  • An open bite (the existence of an open space between upper and lower arch teeth even when the mouth is closed)
  • Irregularities in facial harmony both when the patient is observed from the profiles and in the frontal plane (foreground)
  • “Receding” (backward) chin, or too long, too advanced prominent jawline
  • Inability to close or match lips spontaneously when teeth are clenched
  • Mandibular or temporomandibular joint pain and Chronic headache
  • Facial trauma or birth defects
  • Oral breathing and “dry mouth” obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

NOTE: In Smokers, the healing time is usually prolonged and the risk of complications is higher.

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