Bilateral Jaw Surgery

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Bilateral jaw surgery, also known as Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy, is a complex surgical procedure aimed at correcting significant discrepancies in the position and alignment of both the upper and lower jaws. This specialized surgical intervention addresses issues such as severe malocclusion (misalignment of the teeth and jaws), facial asymmetry, and obstructive sleep apnea. Bilateral jaw surgery is a transformative treatment option that can significantly improve both the aesthetic appearance and functional aspects of the jaw, leading to enhanced facial harmony, bite function, and overall oral health.

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Bilateral Jaw Surgery Procedures

The procedure for bilateral jaw surgery typically involves the following steps:
1. Pre-Surgical Evaluation

The patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation, including dental and facial imaging, to assess the extent of the jaw discrepancies and plan the surgical approach.

2. Anesthesia

The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort and safety throughout the operation.

3. Surgical Incisions

The oral and maxillofacial surgeon makes incisions inside the mouth along the gum line to access the upper and lower jaws without visible external scars.

4. Osteotomy

Using specialized surgical instruments, the surgeon carefully cuts and mobilizes both the upper and lower jaws, allowing for precise repositioning according to the preoperative treatment plan.

5. Jaw Repositioning

The mobilized jaws are repositioned to correct the skeletal discrepancies, improve facial aesthetics, and optimize bite alignment and function.

6. Fixation

Once the jaws are repositioned, small bone plates and screws are used to stabilize the bones in their new position, promoting optimal healing and long-term stability.

07. Wound Closure

The surgical incisions are carefully closed with dissolvable sutures, and any excess tissue is trimmed to facilitate proper healing.

08. Recovery and Rehabilitation

Following surgery, patients require a period of recovery and rehabilitation, during which they may experience temporary swelling, discomfort, and dietary restrictions. Close follow-up care is essential to monitor healing and address any postoperative issues.

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Bilateral Jaw Surgery

Benefits:

Bilateral jaw surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • Correction of Skeletal Discrepancies: Bilateral jaw surgery effectively corrects severe malocclusion and skeletal jaw discrepancies, improving facial symmetry and harmony.
  • Enhanced Facial Aesthetics: By repositioning both the upper and lower jaws, bilateral jaw surgery can dramatically improve the overall appearance of the face, including the profile and symmetry of the jawline.
  • Improved Bite Function: Bilateral jaw surgery aligns the upper and lower jaws, improving bite function, chewing efficiency, and speech clarity.
  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: In cases where jaw discrepancies contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, bilateral jaw surgery may be recommended to alleviate symptoms and improve breathing during sleep.
  • Long-Term Stability: Bilateral jaw surgery provides durable and stable results, with the corrected skeletal position maintained over time, leading to improved oral health and overall well-being.

Bilateral Jaw Surgery

Risks

While bilateral jaw surgery offers significant benefits, it also carries certain risks and considerations, including:

  • Surgical Complications: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and adverse reactions to anesthesia.
  • Temporary Discomfort: Patients may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort following surgery, which can be managed with pain medications and cold compresses.
  • Changes in Sensation: Bilateral jaw surgery may result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, including numbness or tingling, in the lips, cheeks, gums, or chin.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Bilateral jaw surgery often requires preoperative and postoperative orthodontic treatment to achieve optimal results, which may prolong the overall treatment process.
  • Relapse: In some cases, there may be a risk of relapse or partial regression of the surgical correction over time, requiring additional treatment or orthodontic adjustments.

Why Get Dental Treatment of Bilateral Jaw Surgery at Dentiva Clinic?

Dentiva Clinic is a premier destination for individuals seeking bilateral jaw surgery, offering advanced surgical techniques and personalized care to achieve optimal outcomes. Here’s why patients choose Dentiva Clinic for their bilateral jaw surgery needs:
Experienced Surgeons

Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons specializes in bilateral jaw surgery and has extensive experience performing complex craniofacial procedures with precision and expertise.

Comprehensive Evaluation

We conduct thorough preoperative evaluations, including dental and facial imaging, to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique anatomical features and treatment goals.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Dentiva Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical suites and advanced imaging technology to ensure safe, efficient, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our clinic employs a multidisciplinary approach to bilateral jaw surgery, collaborating closely with orthodontists, speech therapists, and other experts to address all aspects of patient care and optimize treatment outcomes.

Patient-Centered Care

At Dentiva Clinic, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, providing compassionate support and guidance throughout every step of the treatment journey, from initial consultation to postoperative care and follow-up.

Frequently asked questions
and their answers

Bilateral jaw surgery involves surgically correcting both the upper and lower jaws during the same procedure.

Those with significant upper and lower jaw discrepancies that can’t be fully corrected with either upper or lower jaw surgery alone are candidates.

It can correct horizontal and vertical misalignments of both jaws simultaneously. This includes underbites, overbites, open bites, crooked teeth, facial asymmetry, and jaw deformities.

The surgeon makes incisions inside the mouth, repositions both the upper and lower jaw into proper alignment, and secures them with plates and screws.

There will be moderate but manageable pain, swelling, and stiffness during recovery that is controlled with medication.

Swelling and bruising peaks after 3-5 days. A liquid or soft food diet is required for 6-8 weeks. Normal activity can resume after 2-3 weeks. Total healing takes 3-4 months.

Risks include nerve damage, infection, bleeding, relapse requiring revision surgery, and extended recovery time. An experienced surgeon reduces risks through proper planning.

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