Jaw misalignment has a severe impact on the facial profile. The correction of misaligned jaws helps to harmonize the facial features.


Correction of jaw misalignment (dysgnathia)

Dysgnathia (from Greek gnathos = jaw), also referred to as incorrect bite, is defined as an incorrect jaw-to-jaw relationship between the maxilla and mandible or a misalignment of the jaws and facial skull. Dysgnathia may be genetically inherited or caused by oral habits.


Impact of Dysgnathia

The severity of jaw misalignment may vary and thus cause many different disorders. Dysgnathia may produce dental stress and premature loss of teeth. Moreover, chronic overworking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may create a symptom complex that may include slight TMJ pain, clicking or popping jaws or even severe headache and back pain.

Many people with a receding upper jaw suffer from extreme snoring or even sleep apnoea. If jaw misalignment is significant, lip occlusion may be impaired. This will aggravate mouth breathing and increase susceptibility to dental caries. Caries is also a frequent consequence of dental crowding because crowding may prevent thorough cleaning of the teeth. Severe jaw misalignment may even make it difficult for patients to speak, bite and chew properly.

Moreover, the position of the jaws has a substantial impact on our facial profile and on how we are perceived by others. A protruding chin, for instance, is considered a masculine feature, while a receding lower jaw is thought to make the face more feminine.


Recognize and treat the cause

This is why it is crucial to thoroughly investigate the causes of jaw misalignment in order to determine the most appropriate treatment of its symptoms. In general, specialists from various medical disciplines will jointly assess your specific case and co-operate throughout the entire treatment.

 1. Joint development of a treatment plan by the orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon

2. Pre-surgical orthodontics

3. Surgery

4. Post-surgical orthodontics/fine-tuning

5. Removal of the titanium plates used for stabilization, if necessary

In close co-operation with orthodontists, who will form of your dental arches, we will develop a treatment plan designed to realign the jaw relationship and achieve both functional and aesthetic improvements. The surgery will not only restore normal occlusion to improve masticatory function, but also optimize your facial profile. Corrective jaw surgery is conducted on a regular basis at our clinic.


Operation von Dysgnathien in München

Je nach Situation kann die Operation nur in einem oder in sowohl Ober- und Unterkiefer notwendig sein. Wir erstellen mit Ihnen ein individuelles Konzept. Der Eingriff erfolgt in der Regel im Rahmen eines kurzen stationären Aufenthalts zwischen drei bis sieben Tagen.

Die Operation wird unter Vollnarkose von der Mundhöhle aus auf höchstem medizinischen Niveau durchgeführt, sodass nach der Operation keine Narben zu sehen sind (minimal-invasiv). Nach der Mobilisation der Kieferknochen (Osteotomie) können die Kiefer in alle Raumdimensionen bewegt und in die vorher geplante Situation geführt werden. Der Oberkiefer wird hierfür in der LeFort I Ebene mobilisiert (klicken Sie hier für eine Animation), der Unterkiefer durch eine sogenannte sagittale Spaltung (klicken Sie hier für eine Animation einer Unterkiefervorverlagerung). Die Fixierung der Kiefer erfolgt in der vorgesehenen Position unter Verwendung von biokompatiblen Titanplatten oder mit einem speziellen kieferorthopädischen Gerät (bei Erweiterung des Kiefers, klicken sie hier für eine Animation zur Erweiterung des Oberkiefers).


Nachbehandlung und Heilung

Where necessary, the metal plates or devices used for fixation are removed surgically after 9 to 12 months when a bony consolidation of the jaws in the new position has taken place. This operation can be carried out on an outpatient basis or during a short inpatient stay.

You can rely on us to look after you individually and personally throughout the entire duration of your treatment, from the beginning of treatment planning right to the end of your follow-up care. You can rely on us to look after you individually and personally throughout the entire duration of your treatment, from the beginning of treatment planning right to the end of your follow-up care.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a personal consultation. Your orthodontist would, of course, be welcome to join us.


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