How Jaw Correction Surgery
( Orthognathic Surgery ) Been Performed?
jaw surgery is also commonly called as jaw correction surgery. It is primarily
employed in cases where the person has a jaw related problem, due to genetic
or caused due to any reason, which could not be corrected with the simple
treatment by the orthodontist.
Jaw related problems can cause various troubles for people. It can cause
problems in breathing, chewing or in speech. Also since the Jaw is a prominent
portion of the face, problems in the jaw like one jaw protruding
compared to the other, can cause a distortion of the face that can cause
embarrassing moments in a social interaction.
case of a jaw problem, initially a doctor will try to cure it using braces and
screws. When these are not enough, or the patient does not have the time to go
thro the complete cure with the braces (which can take months and sometimes years),
orthognathic jaw surgery is the only resort. orthognathic jaw surgery is a safe
and simple surgery.
the orthognathic jaw surgery the doctor will perform an initial evaluation of
the patient, take photographs and also will provide consultation to the patient
with regards to the surgery, its alternatives and risks etc. He will also take
dental impressions of the patients teeth and bite in order to make some
A few weeks
before the orthognathic jaw surgery the orthodontist will place some braces
and hooks on the patients teeth. Also teeth that might not form
part of the alignment or the post surgery result will be removed. These
hooks and braces will help to keep the teeth in proper position during
the orthognathic jaw surgery.
orthognathic jaw surgery is normally a simple surgery that might take a couple
of hours. Anesthesia will be required and the surgery is normally performed on
an out-patient basis. Patients can leave the hospital in a couple of days but
some post surgery care is required. They should take care of their diet which
should be in semi-liquid form for a few days and then gradually should move towards
hard diet and they should also reduce their physical activity for a few weeks.
pain after the orthognathic jaw surgery and during the recovery period is normally
low and any abnormal pain should be reported to the doctor immediately. After
a few weeks, the patient will be back in business, with a completely treated jaw,
and with a good self confidence and self esteem.
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