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Benjamin: too little of the teeth showing, lower jaw too short

Facial diagnosis

  • Receding lower jaw
  • Too short upper jaw

Dental diagnosis

  • Class II division 1

Treatment jaw surgery

  • Advancement lower jaw (BSSO)
  • Vertical lengthening upper jaw (extrusion upper jaw - Le Fort I)
  • Bone graft was needed


About this case

2015. Benjamin is 17 years. A nice and happy boy. But he looks a bit sad, and when smiling you don’t see any tooth exposure at all. Dr Defrancq made his treatment plan: pre-surgical orthodontics. surgery to turn his class II into a class I by BSSO (surgical lengthening of the lower jaw in a forward direction. Lengthening of his upper jaw by Le Fort I extrusion (vertical lengthening). An interposition bone graft was needed and harvested from the anterior hip. Benjamin and his mother were extremely happy with the outcome of the surgery. A nice open smile, and a beautiful balanced face. Benjamin could right away apply for the american navy!!