Jaw Surgery – All a layman would want to know.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Every single person wants a perfectly symmetrical face. We have heard the stories of male and female actors underwent jaw surgeries to highlight their jawline.
Jaw surgery known as orthognathic surgery is performed as a functional corrective procedure or as a cosmetic procedure. orthognathic surgery is done in hand-in-hand with orthodontic treatment.
Functional needs for Orthognathic surgery:
- Forwardly placed upper or lower jaw
- Backwardly placed an upper or lower jaw
- Open bite – no proper occlusion
- Anterior Open bite affects speech and esthetics.
- Posterior Open bite affects chewing
- Abnormal Asymmetry of the face – deviated jaw
- Deformity due to facial trauma
- Defective facial heights
At Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital successful Jaw surgeries are performed by Dr. Sunil Richardson, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. We have well-equipped Operation theatres, surgeries are done under proper asepsis, following the rules governed by NABH.
With CBCT and OPG forms of radiographic examination exact site and amount of correction required are analyzed.
Jaw surgeries are accomplished under general anesthesia.
No visible scarring, since surgeries are carried out with openings (incisions) made inside the oral cavity.
In these surgeries, segments of bone along with teeth are moved as a whole to the desired positions. The segments are secured in place using screws and plates.
Bone grafts are used in certain cases, wherein the grafts are taken from patients own hip or rib bones.
Orthognathic surgery can be implemented when one has completed 99% of their whole growth. At the earliest for females above 16 years (usually a year after puberty) and for males above 18 years of age.
With proper post-surgical care, initial healing takes around 7 to 9 days. Complete healing takes around 3 months to 6 months depending on the age factor. Disciplined intake of antibiotics and with obeyal of instructions given by the surgeon, postoperative infections and complications are prevented.
Jaw surgeries are no longer complicated or to be scared off. Under skilled and qualified surgeon own your attractive face.
We ( Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital ) have successful histories of pretty faces recreated.
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