Surgical treatments are often a source of anxiety and stress in patients. At the clinic Maxillofacial Quebec, we can you administer medication to relax and make the most pleasant procedure. Options oral or intravenous sedation will be offered while explaining the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques. Surgery may also be carried out under general anesthesia, but it must be carried out in mid hospitalier.La orthognathic surgery is indicated to correct dento-skeletal malocclusions, that is to say when there is a mismatch between the upper jaw and the lower. This can result in chewing difficulties, speech problems, functional impairment or cosmetic defects. The jaws may be too remote or too advanced relative to each other or may be asymmetrical. The clinical manifestations of these shifts may occur by a receding chin, excess gum visible smile or a hollow face. They can also create significant respiratory problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea.
These malocclusions can cause an altered growth, trauma, genetic damage or functional habit at an early age (eg, thumb sucking). In most cases, orthodontic treatment, commonly known as “pins”, lasting between 12 and 24 months before the surgery. This first phase is used to align the teeth in order to optimize the final result. In addition, during this period, the surgeon performs the extraction of wisdom teeth if it has not been done before. When the orthodontist and the surgeon felt that the teeth are in proper position, orthognathic surgery can be performed. The latter is performed under general anesthesia and usually requires a short hospital stay. About four weeks after surgery, orthodontic treatment is taken to finalize everything and that, for a few months ..
In general, a consultation with the surgeon is required before the start of orthodontic treatment. This first meeting allows the surgeon and the patient to discuss the goals and benefits of such treatment while explaining what the surgery and the potential risks.
The clinical Maxillofacial Surgeons Quebec are among the most experienced in the country in orthognathic surgery.
Patients from across Quebec come to us for our expertise. We are also pioneers the latest diagnostic and surgical planning by computer, were the first in Canada to practice and to teach our colleagues across paysne natural tooth consists of two parts: the crown and root.