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How to Correct Facial Skeletal Deformities?
Posted on 8/21/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
Congenital disorders or trauma-related injuries are just some examples of situations resulting in facial skeletal deformities that can significantly impact a person's personal well-being and self-esteem. Advanced healthcare solutions offer various options today to manage this condition with additional improvements in both appearance and outlook to ensure personalized assessment leading to optimized outcomes for affected individuals.
An accessible option available today is corrective jaw surgery, commonly referred to as orthognathic surgery, where surgeons reposition either both upper or lower jaws' alignment issues towards attaining better balance levels that suit an individual's liking.
Open bites, underbites, crossbites, and overbites are all significant problems commonly caused by facial skeletal deformities and can be effectively corrected via orthognathic surgery. Before a solution strategy is agreed upon, the surgeon would have conducted careful planning, usually involving orthodontic treatment, to deliver the ideal result.
An alternative procedure employed for superficial defects and enhancements to facial structure or enhancing weak chin or cheekbones is facial implants, creating more defined and balanced appearances aiding in highlighting fundamental aspects of natural beauty. Facial implant surgery comes with minimal recovery while bringing about significant improvements in facial features with minimal inconvenience.
Lastly, bone grafting remains a prevalent choice for individuals suffering from facial skeletal deformities resulting from injury or genetic complications. It involves transferring live bone tissues from regions like our hips or ribs to affected areas.
If you're considering these treatments' possibilities or unsure which approach is best suited for your specific needs, discussing with our experienced oral/maxillofacial surgeons, who are adept at personalized treatment, is an excellent starting point.
Consulting with our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeon ensures comprehensive assessment, determines suitable surgery approaches, and establishes post-surgery care strategies uniquely tailored to optimizing results. For more information on correcting facial skeletal deformities, contact us today.