ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: A TRANSFORMATION
Everyone likes a
makeover to feel confident and beautiful. What if it comes in a permanent way
without scars and complications? Achieving features like a strong chin, a
slender nose, high cheek bones are now not just dreams but a reality through
Face and jaws
are not a part of appearance but articulate functions such as chewing, speech,
swallowing etc. Improper position or size or shape of jaws affects these
functions and appearance significantly, thus reducing quality of life.
So what is this life changing procedure?
It is no trick but a well-established
proven “jaw surgery”, also known as orthognathic (“straighten jaws” in greek)
surgery by which shape and position of the jaw bones and teeth can be corrected
to improve function and apprearance.
The upper and lower jaws, along with the nose and chin can be repositioned or
modified to suit the needs of the patient. These surgeries are done by oral and
maxillofacial surgeons who are trained to study facial proportions with identification
and correction of abnormalities.
in chewing closing lips
- Jaw size
and shape defects eg. Cleft
- Weak chin /
sunken face / long face/ protruded jaws/ asymmetric face/ open bite
breathing , sleep apnea
orthognathic surgery can provide you
chewing and speech easier
bite issues (open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbites)
facial imbalance (asymmetry, protruded or retruded jaws, chin)
joint pains and obstructive sleep apnea
Orthognathic treatment not only involves correction of jaws
but also is accompanied most of the times with orthodontic treatment to align
the malpositioned teeth either before and/or after the surgery. Not all bite
problems can be corrected by orthodontic treatment as many a times the jaw
housing the teeth is abnormal.
GO ABOUT IT?
At the Richardsons hospital, when a patient walks in with any complaint related to face esthetics or function:
Upper and lower jaws are operated by
moving them ( either upward, forward, backward, setdown, rotated) and fixing
them in new positions using titanium plates and screws.
IS IT AFTER SURGERY?
Pain And Swelling
Maintainence ( Liquid Diet For Upto 5 Days, Soft Food Upto 2-3months)
To A New Facial Appearance
After 3-5 Days Of Surgery With Proper Follow Up Instructions
Orthognathic surgeries are life changing in their results when planned properly. It’s a scarless safe surgery which addresses problems with both facial appearance and daily functions to promise a better quality of life! So what are you waiting for?