COMPLEX ORTHODONTIC /
In some cases, improper jaw alignment is
the problem. Orthodontics alone will not be sufficient for creating and
maintaining a proper bite.
In this case, the patient required orthognathic
surgery in order to advance (move forward) her lower jaw (mandible).
All models, x-rays and related diagnostic
studies were performed and utilized to maximize the end result.
First step is orthodontic
therapy to align the teeth in their proper position PRIOR to surgery.
Second, after the teeth
have been place in proper alignment, final determinations for surgery are
Third, surgery is performed.
Fourth, minor orthodontics
to make final adjustments.
Note how there is significant changes in facial
profile post surgically. This change can be determined before treatment
utilizing "soft tissue" projections.
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