Distraction osteogenesis in Melbourne, Florida is a relatively new method of treatment for selected deformities and defects of the oral and facial skeleton. The surgical and technological advances made in the field of distraction osteogenesis have provided the oral and maxillofacial surgeons with a safe and predictable method to treat selected deformities of the oral and facial skeleton.
You will find that this procedure has many benefits compared to traditional surgery. The Textbook Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery written by S. M. Balaji explains these advantages as:
- Typically produces less pain and swelling.
- Eliminates the need for bone grafts, and therefore, another surgical site.
- Distraction osteogenesis is associated with greater stability when used in major cases where significant movement of bony segments are involved.
There is no age limit to this procedure. Distraction osteogenesis works well on patients of all ages. In general the younger the patient the shorter the distraction time and the faster the consolidation phase. Adults require slightly longer period of distraction and consolidation because the bone regenerative capabilities are slightly slower than those of adolescence or infants.
Our staff at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants is available to address any of your concerns about distraction osteogenesis, so call our office today at (321) 610-7868 to schedule an appointment.