Orthognathic Surgery

Alexis Tashima, Donald R. Mackay

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Orthognathic surgery involves surgically altering the bony structure of the face to treat dento-facial deformities. Dento-facial anomalies result from either under- or overgrowth seen of the maxilla or mandible. Repositioning the facial skeleton can be performed through several well-described procedures. The overall objective of treatment is to achieve a normal class I stable occlusion and improved soft tissue aesthetics. Surgical techniques for three osteotomies discussed in this chapter include the Le Fort I type osteotomy, the bilateral sagittal split osteotomy of the mandible, and the osseous genioplasty, all of which will address most dento-facial deformities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTips and Tricks in Plastic Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783030780289
ISBN (Print)9783030780272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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