surgical orthodontics

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sur·gi·cal or·tho·don·tics

(sŭrji-kăl ōrthŏ-dontiks)
Correction of occlusal abnormalities by surgical repositioning of segments of mandible or maxillae containing one or more teeth or bodily repositioning of entire jaws to improve function and esthetics.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Retreatment cases (Treatment after relapse), patients with cleft lip and palate, patients with severe oligodontia and patients treated with surgical orthodontics were excluded.
The practice offers the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes (but is not limited to) wisdom tooth removal, dental implant placements, temporomandibular disorder treatment, and surgical orthodontics. Founder Dr.
He holds a certificate in surgical orthodontics and cosmetology and a certificate in bone building and dental implants from Paracelsus University in Austria.
In the recent past there is a shift of paradigm from Angles to soft tissue profile as soft tissues largely determines the limitations of orthodontic treatment, from the perspectives of esthetics, function, anchorage planning, retention, relapse and stability.1,2 Growth modification and surgical orthodontics are also aimed at improving the esthetics.3,4 Surgical camouflage including rhinoplasty, genioplasty, cheiloplasty and maloplasty as adjunctive orthodontic procedure has become popular in the recent past again with the aim to improve the profiles.5,6 Orthodontist thus must plan treatment within the patient's limits of soft tissue adaptation and soft tissue contours.