Jaw Surgery

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Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized procedure performed to correct abnormalities of the jaw bones and facial structure. This surgical intervention is often recommended to address functional issues such as difficulty chewing or speaking, as well as aesthetic concerns related to facial symmetry and harmony. Jaw surgery may involve repositioning the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible), or both to achieve improved alignment and balance. It is typically performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in collaboration with an orthodontist to optimize the results and ensure the long-term stability of the bite and facial profile.

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Jaw Surgery Procedures

1. Maxillary Osteotomy (Upper Jaw Surgery)
  • Purpose: This procedure corrects issues with the upper jaw, such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, and can also address asymmetry or midfacial hypoplasia (underdeveloped midface).
  • Process: The surgeon cuts the bone above the teeth in the upper jaw to move it forward, backward, or realign it for proper occlusion and facial balance.
2. Mandibular Osteotomy (Lower Jaw Surgery)
  • Purpose: Aimed at correcting misalignments of the lower jaw, this surgery is often used to treat a receding lower jaw (retrognathia) or a protruding lower jaw (prognathism).
  • Process: The surgeon makes cuts behind the molars and lengthwise down the jawbone so the front of the jaw can be moved as needed.
3. Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)
  • Purpose: While not always classified strictly as jaw surgery, genioplasty is often performed in conjunction with jaw surgeries to correct the chin's projection, improving facial harmony.
  • Process: The procedure involves repositioning or reshaping the chin bone (mentum) and is tailored to either advance, reduce, or laterally move the chin for better alignment.
4. Bimaxillary Osteotomy (Double Jaw Surgery)
  • Purpose: This comprehensive approach is used when both the upper and lower jaws need to be repositioned to correct severe malocclusion, facial asymmetry, or airway issues.
  • Process: It combines both maxillary and mandibular osteotomies in a single surgical procedure to achieve a more balanced occlusion and facial profile.
5. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
  • Purpose: Designed for patients with TMJ disorders that haven't responded to less invasive treatments, this surgery addresses issues within the joint itself, which can cause pain, dysfunction, and limited jaw movement.
  • Process: The specific approach can vary, from minimally invasive arthroscopy to open joint repair or replacement, depending on the severity of the disorder.
6. Orthognathic Surgery for Sleep Apnea
  • Purpose: For patients with obstructive sleep apnea caused by jaw structure issues, orthognathic surgery can open up the airway by repositioning the jaws.
  • Process: Often involves moving the upper and/or lower jaw forward to increase the size of the airway and reduce breathing obstructions during sleep.
7. Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Purpose: This procedure is used to correct congenital defects and growth abnormalities by gradually lengthening the bone.
  • Process: A surgical cut is made in the jawbone, and a distraction device is implanted. Over time, the device is adjusted to slowly separate the bones, allowing new bone to fill in the gap.
8. Segmental Osteotomy
  • Purpose: Focused on adjusting individual segments of the jaw rather than the entire structure, this surgery is often used for smaller corrections or to assist with dental implant placements.
  • Process: Precise sections of the jawbone are cut and repositioned to improve alignment and occlusion.

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Jaw Surgery

Benefits:

Jaw surgery offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Facial Harmony: Jaw surgery can enhance facial symmetry and balance, resulting in a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Enhanced Bite Function: By correcting jaw misalignments, jaw surgery can improve bite function, chewing efficiency, and speech clarity.
  • Treatment of Breathing Disorders: In some cases, jaw surgery may be recommended to alleviate breathing problems associated with obstructive sleep apnea or other airway disorders.
  • Correction of Dental Anomalies: Jaw surgery can address dental anomalies such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite, improving dental occlusion and alignment.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: Achieving a balanced facial profile and functional bite can boost self-esteem and confidence in social and professional settings.

Jaw Surgery

Risks

While 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 discomfort, swelling, bruising, and stiffness following jaw surgery, which can be managed with pain medications and cold compresses.
  • Changes in Sensation: Jaw surgery may result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, including numbness or tingling, in the lips, cheeks, chin, or gums.
  • Healing Time: Recovery from jaw surgery can take several weeks to months, during which time patients may need to follow a soft diet, avoid strenuous activities, and attend follow-up appointments.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Jaw surgery often requires preoperative and postoperative orthodontic treatment to achieve optimal results, which may prolong the overall treatment process.

Why Get Dental Treatment of Jaw Surgery at Dentiva Clinic?

Dentiva Clinic is a leading provider of jaw surgery procedures, offering patients comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs. Here’s why patients choose Dentiva Clinic for their jaw surgery needs:
Experienced Surgeons

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

Multidisciplinary Approach

Dentiva Clinic employs a multidisciplinary approach to jaw surgery, collaborating closely with orthodontists and other specialists to ensure comprehensive evaluation, planning, and treatment.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our clinic is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging technology and surgical instrumentation to deliver safe, effective, and minimally invasive jaw surgery procedures.

Individualized Care

We understand that each patient is unique, and we take the time to listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific goals and preferences.

Compassionate Support

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

Frequently asked questions
and their answers

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a procedure to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and others.

Those with improperly aligned jaws or malocclusions that can’t be improved with braces alone are candidates. It is also used to correct facial asymmetry, jaw tumors, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Jaw surgery can realign the jaws, fix over or underbites, adjust protruding or receding chins, improve the fit of the upper and lower teeth, and enhance facial balance and symmetry.

During the procedure, the oral surgeon will reposition the upper, lower, or both jawbones to achieve proper alignment and function. This involves cutting the bones and reattaching them with plates and screws.

Patients report discomfort rather than intense pain. Medication is used to manage pain after surgery. Swelling, stiffness, and numbness are common.

There will be significant swelling and bruising at first. A liquid diet is required for several weeks. Normal activity can resume after 2 weeks but strenuous activity should wait 6-8 weeks. Complete healing takes 3-4 months.

Risks include nerve damage, excessive bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, infection, and relapse requiring revision surgery. Proper planning minimizes risks.

Jaw surgery is typically completed within 2-4 hours depending on the complexity of the case. Patients stay 1-2 nights in the hospital after surgery.

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