Dysgnathia / craniofacial corrective osteotomy

Dysgnathia is the non-physiological maldevelopment of the masticatory system, which is characterised by the incongruence of the upper and lower jaw. In addition to aesthetic concerns, functional problems such as open bite, crossbite, temporomandibular joint problems and pain when chewing are key features of dysgnathia.

Surgical treatment for dysgnathia is reasonably effective, but generally only if preceded by extensive planning. Based on our many years of experience, we are able to draw on more than 500 complex cases involving the planning of a craniofacial corrective osteotomy, with equal value being given to aesthetic and functional considerations.

In addition to conventional analogue case planning, we also design the individual patient case (CAD) using 3D data sets, based on the scope of dysgnathia treatment. Splints are then prepared (analogue or CAM), which serve to guide the surgeon throughout the operation.