A Case of Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery

Oral-&-Maxillofacial-Surger

A young lady came to our clinic complaint that she was not happy about her face because of her lower jaw was too long. On top of that, her teeth weren’t aligned well. After examination and a few x-ray, we found that she had a few problems:

  • Her lower jaw was long as compared to her cranial base
  • Her upper jaw was shorter in relation to her cranial base
  • Her cheek looked more flatten
  • She can’t close her lips as her lower jaw as too forward
  • Her lower teeth were very far forward as compared to her upper teeth
  • Her dental mid-line was not coincide with her face mid-line
  • She was biting only on a few teeth when chewing

Facial view

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Oblique

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Side

Radiography view

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Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery – Introduction

Oral-&-Maxillofacial-Surger

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Corrective jaw, or orthognathic, is a surgery performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons aimed to correct wide range of skeletal irregularities that cause disharmony in teeth and facial facial appearance; as well as interfering speaking and reduce chewing efficiency, and worst of all, obstruct breathing. Beside enhancing patient’s appearance dramatically, orthognathic surgery is also performed to correct functional problems.

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Laser Dentistry – Introduction

Laser-Dentistry

What is LASER?

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A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The term “laser” originated as an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers differ from other sources of light because they emit light coherently. Its spatial coherence allows a laser to be focused to a tight spot, and this enables applications like laser cutting and laser lithography. Its spatial coherence also keeps a laser beam collimated over long distances, and this enables laser pointers to work. Laser also have high temporal coherence which allows them to have a very narrow spectrum, i.e., they only emit a single color of light. Their temporal coherence also allows them to emit pulses of light that only last a femtosecond.

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Lasers have many important applications. They are used in common consumer devices such as DVD players, laser printers, and barcode scanners. They are used in medicine for laser surgery and various skin treatments, and in industry for cutting and welding materials. They are used in military and law enforcement devices for marking targets and measuring range and speed. Laser lighting displays use laser light as an entertainment medium. Lasers also have many important applications in scientific research. Source: Wikipedia.

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