Jaw misalignment in children and youths is normally corrected with the assistance of removable function orthodontic devices. Their task is to steer the growth in the right direction. After the growth phase has been completed however, jaw misalignment can only be corrected by surgical measures referred to as a dysgnathy OP.
Close cooperation between the orthodontist and the surgeon
As a jaw misalignment almost always goes hand in hand with a misalignment of teeth, the accompanying of the operation with orthodontic measures is also necessary. The aim of the orthodontic treatment is the harmonius forming of the dental arches so that these match ideally after the operation. This is the reason why the close and trusting relationship between the orthodontist and the surgeon is of decisive importance for the success of the joint treatment.
This is the reason why a dysgnathia consultation is normally held at our Bochum practice on a monthly basis.036This consultation at our practice is attended by Prof. Dr.Dr. Eufinger vom Knappschaftskrankenhaus Hospital Recklinghausen. We then advise the patients who are interested in a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment together. This means that our patients do not need to go to a hospital for a surgical consultation.