Change your identity: a case of correction of the Habsburg jaw
your identity: a case of correction of the Habsburg jaw
The famous Habsburg jaw has been a
characteristic of a royal lineage in the European families. However this “magnificient”
protruded strong lower jaw is seen all over the world amongst many populations.
Definitely you may have
come across quite a few with the same and it is not too elegant isn’t it?
is mandibular prognathism
In the scientific community, this sort of
protruded lower jaw and a smaller upper jaw is called class iii skeletal malocclusion.
It can either lower jaw excess or upper jaw deficiency or a combination of
ARE THE FEATURES
All these effect both the looks and
functioning of an individual. Inside the mouth generally, the upper teeth are
behind the lower teeth as a result of this deformity. And because of this
feature, an open bite is mostly seen in these cases, which is a great deal of
distress to the patient due to their inability to bite and take food normally. The
face is abnormally long and lower jaw protruded which isn’t pleasant to the
at the RICHARDSONS
Such was the compliant of this 18yr old
young boy. His upper face had a dull appearance as his upper jaw was backwardly
placed when compared to the lower jaw. He reported to our hospital with a hope
to get this corrected and improve his appearance. Preliminary investigations
were done and he was taken for an orthoganthic surgery ( lefort 1 surgery with
bilateral sagittal split osteotomy). Thus his backwardly placed maxilla (upper
jaw) was brought forward as per the planning and the lower jaw (mandible)
repositioned backward. The mobilized jaws were fixed with titanium plates and
screws. All of the surgery was done intraorally, thus no cuts or sutures on his
face. The stitches at the surgical site get resorbed eventually.
Now after the surgery, his appearance has completely changed, he is able to bite and chew food probably. His confidence has improved and what more can we want?