1. Reimagining Orthodontics and Oral Surgery
2. Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea Occurs
3. Deciding on Jaw Surgery
4. The Digital Diagnostic Process
5. What is AMHypo and Why Should Clinicians Understand It?
6. Jaw Correction Procedures
7. Managing the Chin and Jawline
8. Explaining the IMDO Protocol
9. Designing for IMDO and GenioPaully
10. What Patients Can Expect with IMDO Therapy
11. Introducing Custom BIMAX
12. The Remedial BIMAX
13. The SuperBIMAX
14. What Patients Can Expect with BIMAX
15. Creating the Ideal Maxilla
16. Introducing PEEK Implants
17. The Negatives of Corrective Jaw Surgery
In this innovative and paradigm-busting book, the author asserts that almost all bad bites have their origin in a small mandible, what he calls anterior mandibular hypoplasia, or AMHypo, and further claims that surgical management is the only means to correct it. AMHypo arises because of a small anterior tongue, and it leads to dewlap (poor chin-neck contour), dental crowding, impacted third molars, a range of dental malocclusions, and retroglossal tongue displacement into the upper airway. Traditional orthodontics often camouflage the small jaw by extracting “extra” teeth that don’t fit and controlling growth with various appliances, effectively leaving the patient in the same medical predicament they were before having their teeth straightened and their occlusion fixed. After all, for every patient with a bad bite, there are three combined, interwoven, inseparable treatment considerations: occlusion, airway, face. In this book, the author outlines the anthropologic underpinnings of the small jaw and then outlines his six surgical methods of designing the face to optimize bite, airway, and facial balance: IMDO, GenioPaully, custom BIMAX, SuperBIMAX, custom PEEK implants, and SARME. IMDO, or intermolar mandibular distraction osteogenesis, is a surgery less invasive than third molar surgery that can expand the mandible by as much as 16.5 mm and effectively bring the tongue forward to eliminate the potential for airway issues down the line, not to mention improve the patient’s profile dramatically.
The surgeries and protocols in this book will have you rethinking your approach to patient care and asking yourself how you can better care for your patient now AND in the future. The author sees no reason why we should not expect to carry all 32 of our teeth for our adult lifetime in a Class I occlusion and free of crowding or impactions or airway collapse. Do you dare to join him?