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Surgical Approaches for Correcting Malocclusion

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
A man in dental chair ready for oral surgeryAddressing malocclusion, a misalignment of the teeth and jaws, requires a personalized approach through various surgical techniques. These interventions aim to enhance the aesthetics of the smile, improve overall oral function, and, in some cases, alleviate associated health concerns.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery stands out as a prominent surgical approach for correcting severe malocclusion. This procedure involves repositioning the upper and lower jaws to achieve proper alignment. Our surgeons make precise cuts in the jawbones and then secure them in the desired position using plates and screws. Orthognathic surgery is particularly effective in cases where the misalignment is due to jaw size or positioning discrepancies.

Chin Surgery

Genioplasty, or chin surgery, is another technique employed to address malocclusion, especially when the chin position contributes to the misalignment. Surgeons can reposition the chin by augmenting or reducing its size, creating a more harmonious balance with the rest of the facial features. This procedure is often performed with other orthognathic surgeries to achieve comprehensive facial harmony.

Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis represents a cutting-edge approach to correcting malocclusion by promoting bone growth. This technique involves surgically creating a controlled fracture in the jawbone and gradually separating the bone segments. As the bone regenerates, it fills the gap, lengthening or repositioning the jaw. Distraction osteogenesis offers a versatile solution for various types of malocclusion, providing a more natural and stable outcome.

Asymmetric Jaw Surgery

For cases involving asymmetry, where one side of the jaw is disproportionately larger or smaller than the other, our surgeons may employ asymmetric jaw surgery. This technique allows for precise adjustments to achieve symmetry, ensuring a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.

In conclusion, the surgical correction of malocclusion involves a range of sophisticated techniques tailored to the specific needs of each individual. From traditional orthognathic surgery to innovative approaches like distraction osteogenesis, the field continues to evolve, offering patients effective solutions for achieving a well-aligned smile and improved oral function and overall well-being. The choice of surgical intervention depends on the nature and severity of the malocclusion, highlighting the importance of a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Ensure you contact us for more detailed information.

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