Orthognathic surgery combines orthodontic treatment as well as Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery to correct various jaw problems that affects function and esthetics of a patient.
Patients who have abnormally developed jaws due to genetics, injury or disease may require Orthognathic surgery to correct those problems. The surgeries are highly sophisticated and are best carried out by an Oral& Maxillofacial Surgeon who has had intensive training specifically in this area.
The first step in Orthognathic surgery is to get a consultation by an orthodontist as well as an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon specialized in this type of treatment for a through evaluation. You will be required to go through a complete medical check up including radiological studies such as a CT scan or 3D cone beam. Once your team of specialists have all of the facts available to them for your procedure then a surgical appointment is booked.
Most of the dental operations are performed in a hospital setting or a fully accredited out-patient surgical facility. The patients sometimes have to stay over-night . Patients who undergo this type of treatment have significant and dramatic improvement in all aspects of their lives.
What are the most common reasons for a patient to undergo Orthognathic surgery?
1. Excessive Upper jaw protrusion
2. Under-developed maxilla- dished out face
4. Over-developed lower jaw
5. Under-developed lower jaw
6. Asymmetrical Face
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