Orthodontic Surgery is a type of treatment used to correct conditions of the jaw and Face related to structure. Some people are born with skeletal problems that prevent them from biting normally. This problem may be due to the bad bite, malocclusion and jaw abnormalities. Such severe cases are hard to be treated with traditional orthodontic treatment especially at adolescence and adulthood. This surgical procedure often includes braces before and after surgery and retainers after the final removal of braces.
Some cases are more sever, they may suffer from Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Dysfunction (TMJ), therefore they need jaw and face specialist. Their treatment is called Orthognathic surgery.
The word Orthognathic is derived from “Ortho” meaning correct or straight and “Gnathos” meaning jaw. These situations involve a condition where one of the jaws is:
• Too large
• Too Small
• Too Far Forward
• Too far back in relation to the rest of the skull
Situations that lend themselves to Orthognathia are:
4. Vertical Maxillary Excess
Orthognathic Surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep, TMJ disorders or to correct orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with Braces.
There are 3 steps to achieve the best result.
3. Post Operation
For more detailed information on Orthodontic surgery, please go to the link below:
Orthodontic Surgery - Ferrari Dental Clinic