Corrective oral surgery in chicago loop, part 3 retrognathism or ‘over bite’
Corrective Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop, PART 3:
Retrognathism or ‘Over Bite’
This five-part article series explores the various kinds of jaw malocclusions there are and the
surgery options that can be used to correct both the resultant cosmetic and functional
In our previous article posts on corrective oral surgery in Chicago Loop, we
examined apertognathia (‘open bite’) and prognathism (‘under bite’) as the two
malocclusions patients can present with. In this, the third article installment of a
five-part series, we shall be looking at retrognathism, or ‘over bite’, as well as the
options patients face for corrective oral jaw surgery in Chicago Loop.
ral Surgery in Chicago Loop: What is Retrognathism?
Dictionary definition: “Retrognathism is a type of
malocclusion which refers to an abnormal posterior
positioning of the maxilla or mandible, particularly
the mandible, relative to the facial skeleton and soft
In other words, retrognathism is characterized by
an abnormal positioning of the lower jaw
(mandible) relative to the upper jaw (maxilla) that
appears as an under bite. The resultant facial
disharmony translates to a visually weak chin and upper protruding teeth. This type
of malocclusion can cause premature and aggressive wear-and-tear of the teeth,
speech impediments, sleep apnea, snoring, difficulty eating and swallowing as well
as chronic jaw pain and migraines emanating from the stressed temporomandibular
joint. Thankfully, jaw surgery and oral surgery in Chicago Loop can be used to
correct the alignment of the mandible relative to the maxilla and the rest of the
facial skeleton, thus restoring a natural bite.
etrognathism and Treatment with Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop
The corrective jaw surgery and
oral surgery in Chicago Loop
prescribed for retrognathism is
always performed under the effects
of general anesthesia and only in
patients whose jaw bones have fully
matured. This dual-degreed oral surgeon makes cuts in the bone from inside the
mouth, so as to conceal all evidence of the surgery. By gently separating the
anterior portion of the mandible (lower jaw) from the rest of the facial skeleton, it
can be moved independently to a more natural position that enables a better bite.
The separated portion of the mandible is then reattached using exceptionally strong
titanium screws and plates. Another component of this corrective jaw surgery in
Chicago Loop often involves the separation and more anterior (frontal) positioning
of a portion of the chin bone, which is then screwed in place. This corrects the
appearance of the weak chin.
he Benefits of Retrognathic Corrective Oral Surgery in Chicago Loop
Malocclusions such as retrognathia can cause all sorts of challenges and
impediments for patients. By correcting the alignment of the mandible relative to
the maxilla and facial skeleton, this dual-degreed Chicago oral surgeon can:
• Eliminate functional problems associated with a maloccluded bite, including
compromised chewing, biting and swallowing,
• Improve speech
• Eliminate the stress upon the temporomandibular joint, which can cause
chronic jaw pain and headaches.
• Stop the excessive wearing of the teeth (as a result of bad dental alignment)
• Improve breathing
• Oral surgery in Chicago Loop can also be used to effectively address the
cause behind sleep apnea
And of course, let’s not forget one of the primary reasons patients presenting with
malocclusions investigate corrective oral surgery in Chicago Loop; to improve
facial symmetry, balance and overall aesthetics!
ral Surgery in Chicago Loop: Stay Tuned!
Stay tuned for the next installment of this five-part article series on oral surgery in
Chicago Loop. In part 4, this dual-degreed oral surgeon shall be explaining what a
genioplasty is and how this procedure can be used to correct the appearance of a