Jaw and Facial Proportioning (BiMax)
Your face is unique, so addressing imbalance in your teeth, jaw or facial structures requires more than the precision of our digital technology and exacting procedures, it demands an artist's touch.
The ideal form and function of a face can be created through meticulous positioning and refinement of a person's facial structures.
Definition of the jawline, prominence of the cheekbones, and optimal tooth display on smiling can all be definitively established.
Airway volume can be enlarged, breathing & sleep quality enhanced, jaw joint pain eliminated, and overall mood & energy levels lifted.
With our flawless understanding of jaw surgery fundamentals we can create a unique treatment blueprint, one that is designed to enhance and complement a person’s facial features, establishing harmonious facial balance, and correcting jaw & facial proportion.
3D Facial Analysis
Our innovative software gives us the ability to analyse the intricacies of a person's face in all 3 dimensions.
We can study with absolute precision a person's jaws, the airways they support, the teeth that sit within them, the joint interface with the skull, and how their architecture influences facial aesthetics.
This comprehensively illustrates how the jaw and facial structures determine the form and contour of the face, and the surgical movements that will establish optimal facial balance and profile.
Precision orthodontic coordination
Jaw and facial surgery requires two perfectly established dental arches that will mesh together to form a balanced occlusion upon surgical movement.
Digital orthodontic software facilitates the exact positioning of teeth in 3 dimensions, to produce a bite relation and optimal display of teeth that are essential to an excellent surgical outcome.
Our software is used to manufacture braces that are customised for each person's unique requirements, moving the teeth efficiently and with precision into the ideal surgical arrangement.
Digitally planned surgery
The process begins with high definition scanning of the teeth and gums, to create an exact digital model that is integrated with our 3D surgical planning software.
Computer aided manipulation of the jaws and facial structures ensures that all surgical movements are made with precision.
Simulation of the enhanced facial form gives a precise visualisation of the final surgical outcome, ensuring that all information required to make an informed treatment decision is provided.
Orthognathic proceduresUpper Jaw Expansion (SAME)
A narrow or constricted upper jaw can result in obstruction of nasal breathing and snoring, a narrow smile and excessively prominent front teeth, as well as a traumatic bite and jaw joint (TMJ) pain.
Expanding the upper jaw in conjunction with short-term orthodontics can successfully correct all of these problems.
This requires surgical assistance in adults due to the upper jaw and hard palate fusing together during adolescence
The procedure mobilises the upper jaw, and with placement of discreet expansion device, the upper jaw is expanded at home over the following 2-3 weeks, with regular orthodontic review.
A set back upper jaw can give excessive prominence to the nose, and a seemingly long and pointy chin. It can also obstruct nasal breathing resulting in snoring & a poor quality of sleep.
Advancement of the upper jaw corrects facial proportion and balance, optimises the bite, and dramatically improves nasal breathing.
Proportioning the lower jaw with the upper jaw and face has a wealth of cosmetic and functional benefits.
Breathing and exercising are enhanced through enlarged airways, quality of sleep is improved through the elimination of snoring, and overall mood, concentration and mental capacity are heightened.
The results are an ideally balanced bite, optimised jaw joint health, and harmonious facial balance and jaw proportion.
For people with a set back lower jaw, or a long lower face, chin surgery can bring the chin button forwards and upwards, improving lower lip roll, and natural positioning of the lips.
Upper & lower jaws can grow asymmetrically, growing either shorter or longer on one side. The cause of this is often trauma or growth and developmental conditions.
BiMax surgery simultaneously corrects the relation between the upper and lower jaws, and optimally proportions them with the rest of the face.
BiMax correction balances the bite, idealises lower lip & chin projection, and harmonises the overall facial profile.
Rarely, lower jaws can develop asymmetrically, growing either shorter or longer on one side. Correction provides both a balanced bite and a well-proportioned facial appearance.