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University Dental Cluster

Common Conditions:

Broken-down/Missing Teeth

Discoloured Teeth

Children’s Dental Problem

Facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Crooked Teeth, Improper Bite and Disproportionate Jaw Position

Gum Disease

Damaged Tooth Surface

Impacted/Wisdom teeth

Dentofacial Deformity

Maxillofacial Injuries

Dental Decay

Oral Disease and Oral Cancer

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Dentofacial Deformity

Dentofacial deformities are conditions in which the upper or lower jaws are out of proportion with the rest of the face and head. These deformities also include cleft lip and palate deformities.

 

These deformities not only present an aesthetic problem for patients, they can also result in chewing or biting problems as the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly. The treatment of such deformities involves a multi-disciplinary team comprising an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an orthodontist.

 

To restore facial harmony, jaw (orthognathic) surgery may be performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to realign the jaws into a pleasing aesthetic appearance and to restore the proper bite.

 

 

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