Multidisciplinary treatment for correction of malocclusion due to maxillofacial deformity from fractures: A report of 2 patients

Yasuharu Yamazaki, Koichi Nakakuki, Masahiko Ozeki, Toshihiko Fukawa, Yasuo Ishiwata, Eiju Uchinuma

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Abstract

This report demonstrates the importance of multidisciplinary treatment for achieving optimal results for secondaiy correction of malocclusion. This report describes 2 patients who were treated for malocclusion due to maxillofacial deformity from fractures sustained in traffic accidents. Patient 1 was a 22-year-old man who presented with malocclusion and scar contracture after undergoing treatment for brain contusion from a fracture of the skull base and multiple fractures of the maxillofacial bone. Patient 2 was a 24-year-old woman who presented with an infection after undergoing treatment for multiple maxillofacial fractures (Le Fort Type I + II), mandibular fracture, and facial lacerations. Separate treatment plans developed for each individual by multidisciplinary teams of specialists involved orthodontic treatment, osteotomy, and dental implant therapy. In both patients, a team approach successfully achieved cosmetic reconstruction as well as recovery of maxillomandibular function and occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume21
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dental implants
  • Jaw fractures
  • Malocclusion
  • Osteotomy
  • Patient care team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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