Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)

About the process

Jaw growth is a gradual process, and in some cases the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The fallout can be a plethora of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment.

While teeth are straightened with orthodontics, corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Conditions that might warrant Jaw Correction surgery

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face.

What is the procedure

  • At the beginning of the treatment, the teeth are first aligned, at the same time the useless teeth such as the wisdom teeth are removed.  When the orthognathictreatment starts, it usually takes about 18 to 24 months for the teeth to straighten with the help of braces. When the teeth are all set up, it’s now the right time to perform orthognathic surgery that will be done on one of the jaws or both. Then it will be followed by the final orthodontic treatment which lasts for approximately 6 months.
  • Your dentist, orthodontist and Maxillofacial surgeon will work together to determine whether you are a candidate for corrective jaw, or orthognathic, surgery. The surgeon determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery.
  • To begin the surgery, you will be placed under general anaesthesia, where you fall asleep and generally won't feel pain during the procedure.
  • There are various ways to perform the surgery, including segmentalism, in which your surgeon cuts your jaw into segments to move it into place, or through a single-piece method, in which there isn't as much sectioning of the jaw.

Generally, your surgeon will pull your cheeks back and begin making cuts inside your mouth. Most of the time, incisions are made inside your mouth, but occasionally the surgeon will make an incision in the cheek to correct issues in the lower jaw.

To correct your upper jaw, your surgeon will make cuts high in the upper lip at the base of the nose inside the mouth. The surgeon will lift the gum tissue and make surgical cuts in the bones of the upper jaw, moving it where it needs to be. Screws, plates or other devices will be placed inside your jaw to ensure it stays in position.

For your lower jaw, he will make cuts by your wisdom teeth, lift the gum tissue and make a surgical cut. Once this cut is made, the surgeon will be able to move the bottom of your mouth similar to how a dresser drawer moves, sliding it back or forward where it needs to be.

Procedure Advantages

The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

Technology involved

AMS approach/advantage

At Alluremedspa, we strive to care for your oral health, overall well-being and appearance. Our highly qualified dentists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of gum disease; aesthetic periodontics; bone and gum regeneration; the most advanced periodontal procedures; and dental implants. We offer the finest care for our patients, utilizing cutting-edge techniques and the highest quality materials.

We respect your busy schedule and work to make your experience pleasant and pain free.

While clinical excellence and artistic integrity are perhaps the most important factors in choosing a cosmetic dentist, a dental practitioner should also have a good chairside manner. Our expert Dentists truly welcome patient’s inputs and make them active participants in the treatments so that they feel at ease.

3 stages of procedure

Understand

The Jaw surgery is performed only after a detailed initial consultation. At the beginning of the treatment, the teeth are first aligned, at the same time the useless teeth such as the wisdom teeth are removed.

Experience

Following single jaw surgery patients can expect to be swollen post operatively for approximately two weeks. In lower jaw surgery the most commonly encountered complication can be numbness or tingling of the lower lip due to interference with the inferior dental nerve, which runs through the lower jaw. This generally recovers fully, though patients must be aware that the lip may be numb for weeks or even months following surgery.

Customize

Using comprehensive facial x-rays, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery and follow a treatment tailor-made for your unique case.

Possible Consequences/ Precautions

You'll be sent home on a liquid diet because it can be uncomfortable to chew with the soreness from the surgery. Usually, your mouth will not be wired shut, and you generally don't have gauze or drains in your mouth. Rather, you have sutures in your mouth. These should come out within 10 days to three weeks.

AMS recommendation for best results

You must avoid exercises, any activity such as lifting or activities that may raise your blood pressure or pulse for at least a month following the orthognathic surgery. Any activity that may increase the blood pressure may result in bleeding since the blood vessels are still healing from the surgery. Gentle exercises can be done after 2 weeks, but don’t do any cardio for 4 to 6 weeks after the jaw reshaping.  Don’t drive a vehicle for the next 48 hours.

Improvement

After your bite is corrected, the “wear and tear” on your teeth should be more balanced. Also, it can improve your ability to chew.

Duration

Single jaw surgery typically takes about an hour to perform.

No of sessions

Your surgeon will see you again in about a week, three weeks and six weeks. You likely will return to your orthodontist within six weeks to adjust your braces.

Results will last for

Your bones will grow back together, initially held together by plates or screws. Within about six weeks, you should be feeling back to normal. By three months, your bones should be fully healed.

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Celebrity Clients

Since confidentiality and utmost privacy of our clients are our prime ethics, Alluremedspa is the most favored choice of many celebrities for their corrective and cosmetic procedures.

Cost For Corrective Jaw Surgery

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Corrective Jaw Surgery Quick facts

Are you the right fit for the procedure?

In case any of the following conditions bothers you, you could be a prospective candidate for Jaw correction:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Orthognathic surgery’s bestpatients are those from ages 18 to 45.  Jaw surgery is best performed after the jaw stops growing, which is normally at the age of 18 years.

 

Are you ready to take decision or need help? Travel with decision makers.

In procedures where prior consent of immediate family is required, you will have to travel with the decision makers.

 

Preparation

Corrective jaw surgery is a significant intervention requiring many months of preparation. Before the surgery, you likely will have braces on your teeth to move them into a new position. These braces will stay on during your surgery and be adjusted about six weeks after you've had jaw surgery.

 

Alluremedspa concierge service

Alluremedspa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also ‘fly-in’ from out of the country to have Dental treatments from our renowned dentists.

We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-treatment experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counsellor +91 8291863158 for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.

Next Consultation if required

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FAQs

  • What is jaw correction procedure?
  • The procedure is done to correct your facial jaw structure, if you have difficulty in chewing and biting food or your jaw are protruding too much, you can undertake the jaw correction procedure.

  • Is there any side effects?
  • There are no side effects of this procedure.

  • How long will the procedure take to complete?
  • The procedure is done within some hour and will take few sittings.

  • Will my chewing and biting improve after undertaking the surgery?
  • Yes, the procedure will help in jaw correction and will improve your eating and chewing difficulty.

  • Will I feel pain while conducting the procedure?
  • There might be certain pain after the procedure is done but you will be provided with medications and infused anesthesia during the treatment. In case you encounter some pain or swelling after the procedure, some anti-bacterial medicine will be provided.

  • Is the result long lasting?
  • Yes, the result will be long lasting and you will have to maintain proper dental care for good health of your teeth.

  • Will it help in improving my speech difficulty?
  • Yes, the procedure will improve your speech difficulty.