Orthognathic treatment is essentially jaw surgery and in today’s developed world of oral and maxillofacial surgery, we are able to move the upper and/or the lower jaw in any direction.
What do jaw surgeries do?
Facial beauty is all about ratio n proportions and this golden ratio between the various subunits of the face can be brought about with jaw surgeries. Gone are the days when the beauty lies only in the eyes of the beholder. Today, with science and some experience, surgery and maxillofacial surgery in the best hands, can create beauty and improve beauty.
Almost always, these surgeries are scar less as they are performed from within the mouth.
Jaw surgeries also change the occlusion or the way we tend to bite if needed. By changing the occlusion, some jaw joint pains can be solved and chewing ability improved.
Jaw surgeries are also done to correct sleep disturbances especially snoring.
OSA or obstructive sleep apnea can be fixed with specialized jaw surgeries as well.
Why was orthognathic treatment required for this patient?
She had complaints of a gummy smile or an excessive show of gums during smiling. Her lips were incompetent too, meaning they would touch each other when In a relaxed position.
Both her complaints and concerns were addressed by Dr. Sunil Richardson and his expert team at Richardsons Craniofacial Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India. She is now happy with her results and is thankful to the entire team at Richardsons.
Richardsons hospital is located.