The maxilla forms the most central portion of the facial skeleton and contributes significantly to the overall aesthetics of the face. Deficiency or excess of the maxilla in the vertical or sagittal dimension can profoundly affect midface concavity/convexity, dental and gingival show during a smile, nasal dorsal prominence and tip position, rotation of the mandible, and dental occlusion. Deformity of the maxilla can therefore have a significant impact on facial aesthetics and dental occlusion. This chapter focuses on the surgical techniques for repositioning the maxilla to restore aesthetic and dental harmony.
|Title of host publication||Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2021|
- Aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton
- LeFort I osteotomy
- Orthographic surgery