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What To Expect During Corrective Jaw Surgery


Posted on 5/1/2024 by Weo Admin
In case orthodontic treatment cannot resolve jaw problems, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon may recommend corrective jaw surgery. Also known as orthognathic surgery, this procedure focuses on correcting defects impacting the jawbones and lower face. It restores the structure and alignment of the jaws and teeth to enhance their functions. It can also boost your facial appearance. This guide explains what you should expect during corrective jaw surgery.

Types of Corrective Jaw Surgery


There are three primary types of corrective jaw surgery. These include mandibular osteotomy, maxillary osteotomy, and double jaw surgery. Mandibular surgery focuses on the lower jaw, while maxillary osteotomy treats the upper jaw. Double jaw surgery corrects anomalies that impact both the upper and lower jaws.

The Right Candidate for Corrective Jaw Surgery


You may be an ideal candidate for corrective jaw surgery if you have a facial injury, a receding chin, or an open or crossbite. We also recommend orthognathic surgery to patients with sleep apnea, congenital jaw orders, and misaligned jaws. Patients with breathing problems, impeded speech, and swallowing difficulties as a result of jaw irregularities can also schedule an appointment for corrective jaw surgery.

Corrective Jaw Surgery Procedure


Corrective jaw surgery is an intricate procedure. However, the complexity varies based on your unique condition. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will conduct several tests to determine the appropriate surgical approach to address your concerns.

Before surgery, the surgeon will administer general anesthesia to put you to sleep during the procedure. The team will then incise the jawbones to adjust their length or reshape the jaws. Our surgeons may also add more bone via grafting. We often use plates and screws to keep them in place until they heal. You might require multiple follow-up visits so we can monitor your progress.

Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery


Corrective jaw surgery helps restore dental functions. It improves your ability to bite, chew, and swallow. It also corrects speech problems, facial imbalances, and congenital flaws. Orthognathic surgery also relieves sleep apnea symptoms and combats TMJ disorder.

Contact Our Practice Today


Corrective jaw surgery realigns your jaws and teeth, restoring your dental functions and boosting your facial appearance. Visit our practice today to know if you are an ideal candidate for orthognathic surgery.
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