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Orthognathic Surgery: Le Fort I Advancement of Maxilla & Bilateral Sagital Split Osteotomy (BSSO), backward sliding

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The patient presented with the following complaints

  1. Flatness to the upper part of the face.
  2. Protruding lower jaw.
  3. Reverse overjet (lower incisors in front the upper incisors, underbite) with inability to bite with the front teeth.

What did we do and how did we do it?

1. We carried out a Le Fort I osteotomy, forward sliding to bring the maxilla forward and fill up the upper part of the face.

2. We carried out a backward sliding Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy of the mandible to take the protruding lower jaw back.

3. Moving the upper jaw forward and the lower jaw back as described in 1 and 2 above gave rise to a good occlusion with meeting of the incisors.

Before the surgery was done, the patient had braces placed (orthodontics) in order to position the teeth in the appropriate position so as to allow the optimal movement of his jaws. He was discussed jointly with the Orthodontist before commencing braces so that the optimal plan could be made as to the extraction pattern of teeth and brace work to be done.

"I cannot thank you and your team enough.

You were all caring,

kind and supportive

throughout my journey"

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Mr Manolis Heliotis understands that it can be a very stressful time for patients undergoing treatment. To this end, he has a highly trained and empathetic team poised to support his patients throughout their journey.

As a leading, highly accredited and respected Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Mr Manolis Heliotis is dedicated to excellence. Striving for distinction is key to his success. This is demonstrated in his commitment to supporting his patients throughout their journey. From the initial consultation to the patient’s final discharge - Manolis strives for excellence at all times.

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