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Cosmetic Jaw Surgery ( Orthognathic surgeries )

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:

  • Lower jaw Sticks out
  • Lower jaw sets back
  • Front teeth stick out
  • Display of too much gum while smiling
  • Display of too little tooth while smiling
  • Disproportionate of jaw/face
  • Difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. 
  • Facial bone displacement after facial trauma
  • Incorrect jaw alignment
  • Facial cosmetic appeal
  • Facial profile correction for cleft lip and cleft palate individuals
  • To resolve Snoring / Obstructive Sleep Apnea etc.

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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

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