Dr. Borja is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Gandia expert in orthognathic surgery, among other treatments. It is this same specialty that he discusses in this article, on how to treat facial deformities.
Orthognathic surgery is surgery used in cases of facial deformity. Its objective is to restore harmony, aesthetics and smile to the patient.
What are facial deformities and when do they occur?
Facial deformities occur when the bones of the face grow abnormally: the jaw, upper jaw, cheekbones, nose or chin. These bones can grow abnormally by excess or defect, generating a facial deformity and thus altering the aesthetics of the face.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialists assure that the most frequent facial deformities occur during growth. Some of them can be solved with orthopedic treatment but others require orthognathic surgery to guarantee facial harmony to the patient.
Accurate diagnosis and 3D simulation
Orthognathic surgery has achieved great sophistication in recent years. Thus, the study of cases with 3D imaging techniques, computer simulation of the surgery and the use of CAD-CAM surgical guides allow it to be increasingly a very precise surgery with fewer risks for the patient. To achieve this, teamwork between the specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and the rest of the professionals is essential.