Balaji Dental & Craniofacial Hospital

Balaji Dental ISO 9001:2008
Dr S.M Balaji - Balaji Dental Hospital

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Case 1 Tooth supported palatal distractor

The upper jaw (maxilla) was very narrow and constricted. A transpalatal, tooth-borne, univector distractor was custom-made. The bone of the roof of the mouth (palate) was cut, distractor device placed and with the process of distraction osteogenesis, the maxilla was widened, correcting bite, teeth arrangement and appearance.

Palatal distractor placed to treat contsricted upper jaw   Using distraction, upper jaw expanded correcting crossbite  
Palatal distractor placed to treat contsricted upper jaw   Using distraction, upper jaw expanded correcting crossbite  



Case 2 Symphyseal Distraction for widening narrow lower jaw (mandible)

A patient had a severely constricted and narrow lower jaw (mandible) due to Hanhart Syndrome. The mandible was cut in the midline. A mandibular symphyseal distractor placed. The device was turned gradually pushing the bone segments apart. New bone formed in the resultant gap and the lower jaw was subsequently widened.

Patient with very narrow lower jaw   Mandible cut in the middle   Symphyseal distractor fixed to lower jaw bone  
Patient with very narrow lower jaw   Mandible cut in the middle   Symphyseal distractor fixed to lower jaw bone  
Distraction procedure to separate the cut bone segements to widen mandible   At end of distraction phase -required widening achieved   Improved facial profile after distraction  
Distraction procedure to separate the cut bone segements to widen mandible   At end of distraction phase -required widening achieved   Improved facial profile after distraction  


Case 3 Distraction to correct facial asymmetry in Hemifacial Microsomia

Asymmetry of the face corrected using univector mandibular distractor

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Case 4 External distraction for severely retruded lower jaw and face asymmetry

A child suffering from Treacher-Collins syndrome had a severely retruded lower jaw causing great difficulties in breathing and sleep apnea. Using 3DX external mandibulat multivector distraction, lower jaw deformity was successfully corrected.

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Case 5 Internal Distractor for retruded upper jaw

A child with severely retruded upper jaw could not be treated with orthognathic surgery (jaw correction surgery). Upper jaw was advanced and facial profile enhanced using maxillary internal distractor.

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Case 6 Rigid External Distraction

Severely retruded upper jaw was successfully treated with multivector maxillary Rigid External Distractor (RED).

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Case 7 Alveolar transport distraction for closure of alveolar cleft

A child with severely retruded upper jaw could not be treated with orthognathic surgery (jaw correction surgery). Upper jaw was advanced and facial profile enhanced using maxillary internal distractor.

A child with severely retruded upper jaw could not be treated with orthognathic surgery (jaw correction surgery). Upper jaw was advanced and facial profile enhanced using maxillary internal distractor.

Distraction was used to successfully treat alveolar cleft. The bone on the side of the cleft was cut. Univector alveolar distraction was used to generate new bone to completely close the alveolar cleft.

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Case 8 Distraction for reconstruction of lower jar after tumor removal

A patient reported to our hospital with a lesion in the lower jaw (mandible) which was diagnosed to be a jaw tumor (ameloblastoma). After removal of the affected region of the mandible, the defect was successfully reconstructed using complex univector Herford plate guided mandibular transport distractor.

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Case 9 Craniofacial Distraction for mid face advancement in Pfeiffer Syndrome

A child with Pfeiffer Syndrome causing sunken midface was successfully treated with complex Le Fort III surgery, and univector craniofacial internal distractor.

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Case 10 Alveolar distraction for placement of dental implants

The lost height of alveolar (tooth-bearing) bone can also be restored to its original level by distraction. Using distraction, the volume of bone and soft tissue was increased and the reconstructed region was successfully rehabilitated with implants and ceramic prosthesis.

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Case 11 Transport distraction for jaw reconstruction

Distraction osteogenesis was used to successfully treat a jaw bone deficiency following removal of a tumor. The lost bony portion was successfully reconstructed with transport distraction.

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