Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is closely tied in with orthodontics. Therefore, correcting dento-cranio-maxillofacial deformities always involves teamwork between the orthodontist and the maxillofacial surgeon.
In the conventional treatment scheme, orthodontics-orthognathic surgery-orthodontics, the aim of pre-surgery orthodontics is to eliminate any existing dental compensation and to provide the surgeon with a stable and adequate structure between the upper and lower arches in order to be able to carry out the planned skeletal movements. Post-surgery orthodontic treatment is essential for establishing the adequate final occlusion.
The maxillofacial surgeons at the Maxillofacial Institute work together with the best orthodontists in the country. During the treatment of any patient suitable for orthognathic surgery, both the maxillofacial surgeon and the orthodontist ensure that they know the essential aspects of diagnosis and treatment. They must also fully agree on the proposed treatment and the way it should be carried out so that the patient is fully confident all the time of accepting it.