Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure performed by an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to reposition the jaws as it influences the position of the teeth and thus affects your smile and facial profile.
List of few Common reasons for patients to seek jaw surgery include:
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia considering the major and minor defects to correct the Facial profile, which was affecting your facial appearance and the functioning of your jaw. Our Dentist, Maxillofacial surgeon and Orthodontist will work together to determine if you are eligible for Surgery i.e. reposition the bones in your upper jaw, lower jaw or chin as per your requirement, and add, remove or reshape the bones. Titanium mini-plates and screws, wires and rubber bands will maintain the jaw in its new position. Some problems can be corrected if identified early and treated at the appropriate age while growing. However, in non-growing patients Jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) may be an excellent option to achieve both facial and dental harmony.
Orthognathic surgery can result in the balanced appearance of your face along with the improved function of your teeth, sleep, breathing, chewing, swallowing, speech impairments and self-esteem
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai