Pre-Surgical Analysis and Planning
Dr. Maranon will again review the procedure with the patient and let them know what to expect before, during and after the surgical phase of your treatment. The patient’s needs and concerns will be reviewed so that they can be addressed during the surgical treatment planning process. Approximate dates available for surgery will be identified. Necessary radiographs, photos and models will once again be gathered at this important appointment.
A CT scan may be taken to be used to guide surgical treatment. Dr. Maranon uses modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to plan exactly how the surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, he can show patient’s how their condition will be improved and even give them an idea of how they will look after surgery. This helps patients understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our goal is to help patients understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery.
The final surgical plan will be determined from this records analysis. Dr. Maranon and the orthodontist will review and finalize the surgical treatment plan to achieve the best results. This includes superimposition of your profile images and x-rays will serve as a valuable guide for achieving your desired aesthetic goals. From the surgical models, Dr. Maranon will fabricate computer-assisted surgical splints that will be used as a guide for the desired tooth relationship during your surgery. You may be asked to donate some of your own blood to be kept in reserve before surgery. Dr. Maranon will also ask that patients consult with their physician and arrange to have a physical examination performed. After your records analysis and pre-surgical planning is complete, Dr. Maranon will meet again to review the procedure and provide instructions for before and after the procedure.