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ORTHODONTICS AND MAXILLO-FACIAL SURGERY f you have a problem with the position or shape of the jaws, your bite will be affected. IF Jaws can be short or long, too wide or too narrow depending on your genetic makeup or growth. It may not be possible to correct a bad bite using braces alone, because the reason for the bad bite may be the bone structure. If you have a bad bite it is not just your appearance that will be affected but it may also cause other problems including abnormal tooth wear, periodontal disease, and possible joint pain. One of the most common things patients complain about is their profile or how they look when viewed from the side. Profile problems can originate from an imbalance between the position and shapes of the upper and lower jaws. Class I profile > THE INCLINATION OF THE TEETH CAN SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR PROFILE An orthodontist corrects crooked teeth and bad bites, while an oral & maxillo-facial surgeon solves problems related to jaw formation and misalignment (skeletal problems). In situations where both conditions are present, it’s common for the two specialists to work together, merging orthodontics and maxillo-facial surgery in a combined treatment plan, commonly known as orthognathic surgery. In other complex cases, input from additional dental specialists might also be required. The expected end results of this combined approach to treatment are to improve your facial appearance, the alignment of your teeth, and the upper and lower jaw relationship. There are many different jaw development and alignment problems that can be solved by orthognathic surgery. These problems may arise from abnormal growth; they may be genetic or even could be caused by an accident or other trauma. THE MOST COMMONLY CORRECTED PROBLEMS INCLUDE: An unsightly display of gum tissue above the upper front teeth > 48 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODONTICS


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