June 14, 2022
Orthognathic Maxillofacial Surgery Lloyd|dr alfredo zuiko, Maxillofacial Surgery Lima Peru, Orthognathic maxillofacial surgery
Orthognathic maxillofacial surgery is aimed at correcting the problems caused by the incorrect relationship between the mandible, the maxilla, and the bite. This surgery allows to restore the harmony and balance of the face.
WHAT PROBLEMS DOES ORTHOGNATHIC MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY CORRECT?
Class II malocclusion: also called retrognathia. It occurs when the maxilla (upper jaw) is more protruded with respect to the mandible (lower), and therefore out of position.
Class III malocclusion: also called mandibular prognathism. It occurs when the lower jaw is advanced with respect to the maxilla (upper), and out of position.
Open bite: this is a condition that occurs when it is impossible, or very difficult, for the patient to close the anterior or posterior teeth correctly.
Facial asymmetry: is an alteration that occurs when there is disharmony between both sides of the face. This can create an odd, or unsymmetrical look to the overall face.
WHAT IS ORTHOGNATHIC MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY?
Orthognathic maxillofacial surgery is a surgical procedure that allows correcting dento-cranio-maxillofacial deformities.
That category of surgeries is performed on the maxilla, or the mandible, or both. Reasons may include:
- when the maxilla or mandible are very large
- when the maxilla or mandible are very small
- They are in the wrong position.
This maxillofacial correction occurs through maxillary and mandibular bone movements. As a result, the harmony of the face is restored and a correct relationship is established between the teeth and the facial bones.
WHY IS THIS SURGERY NECESSARY?
Maxillofacial problems not only produce aesthetic problems. But also, functional problems that can be dangerous for the patient.
These maxillofacial alterations cause malocclusions and alignment problems, or dental position, which affects the functionality of the bite.
In addition, they can cause sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, skeletal disharmony, among others.
For this reason, orthognathic maxillofacial surgery is ideal to help the patient correct the above mentioned issues, symmetry, and improve their overall health.
HOW IS IT THE PROCEDURE?
First of all, it is important attend the consultation and evaluation with our Specialist, Dr. Alfredo Zuiko. The appointment has a value of 350 soles and includes 3D x-rays (a tomography) to evaluate the required treatments.
Dr Alfredo Zuiko is our Specialist in Maxillofacial surgery
Most importantly, get a correct evaluation! Maxillofacial surgery is a process that almost always requires two parts: (i) orthodontics and (ii) surgery. Therefore, it requires joint work between our orthodontist, Dr Remo Ángeles and the maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Alfredo Zuiko.
Second, pre-surgical orthodontics.
Before the operation, the patient must wear braces for a period determined by the specialist. This is for the purpose of correcting the position, alignment, and leveling of the teeth.
Third, orthognathic maxillofacial surgery.
In the operation, the surgeon will make intraoral incisions in order not to leave visible scars.
The correction of maxillofacial problems will occur through maxillary and mandibular bone movements. When the bones are in the correct positions, it will be fixed with titanium plates and screws. Titanium is a totally safe and biocompatible material for the body.
Fourth, postoperative orthodontics
In many cases, it is important to continue orthodontic treatment after orthognathic maxillofacial surgery. This, in order to establish the proper final occlusion (bite).
Finally, the bite, mandible, and maxilla are correctly positioned. Now you are ready to enjoy each day like never before!
Thanks to orthognathic maxillofacial surgery you can improve your aesthetics, your health and your lifestyle.