Mandibular osteotomy benefits the patients suffering from a retracted mandible and the patients that suffer from an open jaw deformity.
Both these disproportions cause the patient difficulty in chewing food and they also cause pain. In this procedure, the surgeon makes cuts in the bone behind the molars.
The point of the cut is between the first and the second molar.
The surgeon in a systematic fashion, lengthwise detaches the front jaw, enabling the palate in moving intact as a single entity. The surgeon can very easily reposition the mandible. Like maxillary osteotomy, the surgeons use stabilizing screws which remain in the mouth until the bones have healed.
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