Maxillary advancement surgery

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Maxillary advancement surgery, also known as upper jaw surgery or bimaxillary advancement surgery is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at repositioning the upper jaw (maxilla) to correct skeletal discrepancies and improve facial harmony and function. This surgical intervention is commonly recommended for individuals with maxillary deficiency, often associated with conditions such as skeletal Class III malocclusion (underbite) or midface hypoplasia. Maxillary advancement surgery offers a comprehensive solution for addressing both aesthetic concerns and functional issues related to bite alignment and facial profile.

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Maxillary advancement surgery Procedures

The procedure for maxillary advancement 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 maxillary deficiency 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 upper gum line (gingivobuccal sulcus) to access the maxilla without visible external scars.

4. Osteotomy

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

5. Maxillary Advancement

The mobilized maxilla is advanced to the desired position to correct the skeletal discrepancy and improve facial aesthetics and function.

6. Fixation

Once the maxilla is 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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Maxillary advancement surgery

Benefits:

Maxillary advancement surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • Correction of Skeletal Discrepancies: Maxillary advancement surgery effectively corrects maxillary deficiency and skeletal Class III malocclusion, improving facial harmony and balance.
  • Enhanced Facial Aesthetics: By repositioning the upper jaw, maxillary advancement surgery can improve the appearance of the midface, nose, and lips, resulting in a more balanced and attractive facial profile.
  • Improved Bite Function: Maxillary advancement surgery aligns the upper and lower jaws, improving bite function, chewing efficiency, and speech clarity.
  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: In some cases, maxillary advancement surgery may be recommended to address obstructive sleep apnea by enlarging the airway and improving breathing during sleep.
  • Long-Term Stability: Maxillary advancement surgery provides durable and stable results, with the corrected skeletal position maintained over time, leading to improved oral health and overall well-being.

Maxillary advancement surgery

Risks

While maxillary advancement 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: Maxillary advancement surgery may result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, including numbness or tingling, in the lips, cheeks, gums, or teeth.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Maxillary advancement 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 Maxillary advancement surgery at Dentiva Clinic?

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

Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons specializes in maxillary advancement 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 maxillary advancement surgery, collaborating closely with orthodontists, sleep medicine specialists, 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

Maxillary advancement surgery is a procedure to correct an underdeveloped upper jaw by cutting the maxilla and moving it forward.

It is used to treat underbites, cleft palate deformities, sleep apnea caused by upper airway issues, and cases where the upper jaw needs forward positioning to meet the lower jaw properly.

This surgery can increase facial projection and support for the nose and cheeks.

The surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth, separates the maxilla from the skull, repositions it forward, and secures it with plates and screws grafted from the hip bone.

There is moderate but manageable pain, swelling, and stiffness during the recovery period. Medication is prescribed to control discomfort.

Swelling and bruising peak after 3 days. A liquid or soft food diet is required for 6 weeks. Normal activity can often resume after 2 weeks. Total healing takes up to 3 months.

Risks include nerve damage, bleeding, infection, tooth damage, sinus issues, and relapse. An experienced surgeon minimizes risks through proper planning and execution.

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