J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 3, 2016
|Number of page(s)||19|
|Published online||06 August 2018|
Integrating posture into orthodontic–surgical treatment
Specialist in dentofacial orthopedics, University lecturer, Bordeaux
2 Maxillofacial physiotherapist
3 Maxillofacial surgeon
Address for correspondence: Mohamed El Okeily Centre bordelais de chirurgie maxillo-faciale 17 rue Esprit des lois – 33000 Bordeaux – France. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 27 February 2016
The correction of large inter-maxillary or craniofacial elastics often suggests orthognathic surgery, as a complement to orthodontic preparation. This depends on cephalic extremity, which generates important bone movement, affecting the centre of gravity of the head and muscular and articular activities. Many receptors act on main body balance and lead to distant lesions, when affected, just like better coordination of the jaws can help to reduce associated postural imbalance. Literature is poor in this field. We are therefore presenting some concepts of general posture and means to assess the initial postural context of our patients to optimize the integration and orientation of our ortho-surgical treatment. Overall care of patients and interdisciplinarity are factors of success and treatment stability.
Key words: Posture / orthognatic surgery / spine / orthopaedics / physiotherapy / function
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