JAW RECONSTRUCTION FORMALOCCLUSION
Malpositions or positional anomalies of the jaws, so-called dysgnathia, can impair the external appearance (aesthetics) on the one hand, but can also lead to a number of functional problems, some of them serious. For example, if the upper or lower jaw protrudes or recedes too far, the rows of teeth do not fit together properly. There may be discomfort when eating and speaking. It is often not possible to close the lips. The masticatory muscles, but also the muscles of the neck, can react with tension and pain. Temporomandibular joint disorders and facial pain can be the consequences. The incorrect loading of the teeth can lead to their premature loss.
Thus, the creation of an ideal chewing and swallowing function with simultaneous optimization of the patient's external appearance is the focus of therapy planning and implementation.
The treatment of affected patients is carried out by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon in regular coordination with the supervising orthodontist, who carries out the regulation of the tooth position. Close consultation between the specialists is essential for the success of treatment.
The most modern technologies are often used in the planning of the operation. The surgical rearrangement of the jaws can be planned three-dimensionally on the computer. In this way, the patient can be shown approximately before the operation how his or her external appearance will change as a result of the operation.
Patients concerned should make an appointment with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or arrange for a referral by the orthodontist treating them.
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