orthognathic surgery

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sur·gi·cal or·tho·don·tics

the correction of occlusal abnormalities by the surgical repositioning of segments of the mandible or maxillae containing one to several teeth; or the bodily repositioning of entire jaws to improve function and esthetics.
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orthognathic surgery

Surgery performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a craniofacial surgeon to correct conditions affecting the jaw and face related to structural defects, growth and dysgenesis, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmony, or other orthodontic problems which cannot be easily treated with braces.
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or·thog·nath·ic sur·ger·y

(ōrthog-nathik sŭrjĕr-ē)
Operative intervention to alter relationships of the dental arches and/or supporting bone.
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Evaluation of dexamethasone for reducing postoperative oedema and inflammatory response after orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg 1994;52(1):35-9.
Burstone, "Soft tissue cephalometric analysis for orthognathic surgery," Journal of Oral Surgery, vol.
Superimposition of 3D cone-beam CT models of orthognathic surgery patients.
Perception of facial esthetics: a comparison of similar class II cases treated with attempted growth modification or later orthognathic surgery. Angle Orthod 2003; 73: 365-73.
Incidence of bracket failure during orthognathic surgery: a comparison of two techniques to establish interim maxillomandibular fixation.
The treatment of dentofacial anomalies is expected to result in a radical change for the better, in terms of both masticatory system-related aspects: appearance and functional, typically via orthognathic surgery.
Their topics include optimal positioning of the dental implant, predictable esthetic anterior maxillary reconstruction with dental implants and maxillary tuberosity grafts, sinus elevation in the posterior maxilla using the lateral window approach, the interaction between implantology and orthognathic surgery, and peri-implant maintenance therapy for long-term success.
Comparison of the effect of 2 hypotensive anesthetic techniques on early recovery complications after orthognathic surgery. J Craniofa Surg.