+ Facial fractures
Facial injuries can be the result of motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, interpersonal violence, sporting injuries and work-related trauma. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Our surgeons are trained and experienced to manage both soft tissue and facial bone fractures involving:
- Frontal bone (forehead)
- Orbit (Walls of eye socket)
- Zygoma (Cheek bone)
- Maxilla (Upper jaw)
- Mandible (Lower jaw)
+ Corrective Jaw Surgery(Orthognathic surgery)
For individuals born with an overbite or underbite, jaw surgery can offer a solution to the associated functional disabilities. The benefits of jaw surgery can include restoring a person’s ability to eat and chew without difficulty, improve or eliminate joint pain, and restore facial harmony and ideal dental form. Treatment is done in coordination with an orthodontist and our surgeon will design your surgery using computer aided virtual planning to ensure the most precise results.
+ Maxillomandibular advancement for Obstructive sleep apnoea(OSA)
Obstructive sleep apnea is usually due to the narrowing or collapse of the soft tissue, hard tissue, or both of the upper airway.
The goal standard for treatment of OSA is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. For certain groups of OSA sufferers with skeletal facial disharmony such as a retruded jaw or chin, jaw advancement surgery has been shown to improve the upper airway. By advancing the upper and lower jaws forward, we can increase the airway space behind the tongue and palate.
To determine the type and level of obstruction, cone beam CT imaging and airway analysis software are utilised to volumetrically analyze a patient’s soft tissue, hard tissue, and airway space. This technology allows us to determine the site of obstruction and choose the best procedure to alleviate or cure sleep apnea symptoms.
Chins come in different shapes and sizes. If the position, size or shape of your chin, concerns you, genioplasty may be able to address these concerns. A genioplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the shape and position of the chin.
+ Temperomandibular joint disorders & Facial Pain
Temperomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are disorders relating to the complex jaw joint. Management of TMD involves a multidisciplinary approach focusing on early non-surgical management and consultation with dentists, orthodontists, or physiotherapists. For more chronic TMD with evidence of joint degeneration, a range of surgical procedures may be of benefit to relieve symptoms and improve function. Every patient is different and depending on the diagnosis, treatment may involve medication, diet restrictions, physical therapy, dental splints, orthodontics, and/or surgery.