Dentofacial Deformities

The dentofacial deformities are a very common seen in many people. It is nothing new to the world. This problem had been seen for ages. However, there was no such safe treatment available before 1970 which could treat this problem. With the advent of Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO), all the problems related to the dentofacial deformities are solved. Originally, this treatment was invented in the 1800s, but it did not get huge success by then. Between the year 1960 and 1970, this treatment got safer and convenient for the patients. Since then this treatment had been very helpful for the people.

Problems that are treated

This particular treatment has been through various modifications for making it safer for the patients. Now this treatment has been very safe for the patients and people. The Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO) is used for treating various problems. Some of the well-known problems are treated with this treatment. Few of such problems are discussed below.

  • Long face with a gummy smile: This is the problem where the gums are much larger than the teeth. This problem gives the patient a look of the long face due to the asymmetrical shape of the teeth.

  • Upper jaw deficiency: Various people can be found with this problem. This is the problem which a person may have from childhood. In this problem, the portion of the upper jaw is less than the lower jaw.

  • Short face deformity: Shot face deformity is a very crucial problem. This hampers the quality of life. With the help of this treatment, the problem of short face deformity is also cured.

  • Open bite: Open bite is the problem where the two parts of the jaws do not meet at the front. The front teeth leave a huge gap while biting. This problem hampers life.

  • Upper and lower jaw asymmetry: The Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO) is also used for treating the problem of upper and lower jaw asymmetry. In this problem, the patients have the uneven structure of the jaws.

  • Lower jaw protrusion: In such problems, the lower jaw protrudes from its usual place. This problem is mostly hereditary. However, this problem can also be solved with Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO).

  • Lower jaw recession: This problem is the opposite to that of lower jaw protrusion. In this case, the lower jaw is held backwards from its original position. Treatments are used for replacing the jaw in the right place.

  • Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a very common problem for those patients who have facial deformities. In this problem the patient face a hindrance of the air circulation through the upper nasal portion while sleeping. This disturbs the sleep and hence makes life miserable.

  • Lower jaw fracture: This problem occurs in the case of accidents. Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO) can solve this problem too.

These above-mentioned problems are cured with the help of Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy (BSSRO). This is giving new life to millions. All the problems, which seemed to be permanent, are solved with this treatment.