Thursday, 30 March 2017

Orthognatic surgery

  • To correct broad range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, involving mispositioning of jaws and teeth, corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery is conducted by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS).
  • Operation can enhance chewing, speaking and breathing.
  • Your dentist, orthodontist and OMS will work together to regulate whether you are a candidate for corrective jaw or orthognathic, surgery.
  • OMS will decide which corrective jaw surgical procedure is suitable and performs the actual surgery.
  • It is essential to comprehend that healing process, which might include orthodontics before and after surgery, may take many years to complete.
Reasons for Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Crunching Complication
  • Ingest Complication
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint pain and headache
  • Extreme wear of the teeth
  • Open bite (Space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Facial bruises
  • Birth Deficiency
  • Decreasing lower jaw and chin
  • Disproportion facial appearance from the front or side
  • Protruding Jaw
  • Incurable mouth breathing
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Sleep apnea(breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)
Correction of Common Dentofacial Disproportion
  • Correcting an open bite
    • Some of the bone in the upper tooth bearing part of the jaw is detached
    • The upper jaw is firmed in position with plates and screws
  • Correcting an Extended Lower Jaw
    • The tooth-bearing portion of the lower jaw can be moved back for actual alignment, once the back part of the jaw is moved apart from the front part of the jaw
  • Correcting moving back Lower Jaw or Weak Chin
    • The bone in the lower part of the jaw is separated from its base and customized
    • The tooth-bearing part of the lower jaw and part of the chin are rearranged forward
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