Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic surgery)
Jaw Surgery is a procedure by which the upper or lower jaw is surgically moved forward or backward as per need to attain a harmonious relationship between the upper and lower jaws and improve the appearance of the patient.
Any individual with difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated for possible orthognathic surgery:
- Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing.
- Speech problems.
- Chronic jaw or TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) pain.
- Open bite.
- Protruding upper or lower jaw.
- Breathing problems.
- Retruded upper or lower jaw.
If a patient decides not to undergo this procedure most important, the patient cannot get a normal, pleasing appearance. Secondly, due to abnormal relationship between the upper and lower jaws, patient cannot eat or speak properly. It can hamper daily activities by affecting the self-confidence of the person. The surgeon along with the Orthodontist will assess you clinically as well as assess your radiographs (X-rays) thoroughly and decide the jaw at fault and come up with a custom-made treatment plan to suit your problem.
The surgery will be done under general anesthesia and you will be required to be admitted for 5 to 7 days There is no scar formation on the face as the surgery is done from within the mouth. It does not involve any incision on the facial skin.
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