Jaw & Facial Deformity
Maxillofacial deformities are common in the general population, ranging from mild abnormalities of the teeth to extensive and widespread deformities involving the entire face and skull. The plastic surgical treatment of deformities of the teeth and jaws requires a multidisciplinary team approach, often involving dental specialists.
Although many deformities of the teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment alone, more extensive deformities require a surgical approach. Treating dentofacial and maxillofacial deformities requires special expertise in the care of jaw problems, as well as in the treatment of soft tissue deformities of the face. Typically, both the soft and hard tissues of the face, along with the teeth and bite, need to be considered in formulating a definitive treatment plan, which will lead to the best outcome.