In acute trauma cases, the goal of reconstruction is a one-stage repair, made possible by the application of well-known oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques. Delayed treatment has been replaced by early or immediate surgical treatment and stabilization of small bone fragments augmented by bone grafts and miniplate rigid fixation. These advances have allowed surgeons to approach and often reach the goal of restoring pre-injury facial appearance and function while at the same time minimizing revision surgery.
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is performed by Dr. Kassan to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which in turn can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. While the patient’s appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, orthognathic surgery is primarily performed to correct functional problems.