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Orthognathic Surgery

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

What Does It Involve?

Orthognathic surgery is a general term which describes the skeletal and dental surgeries to reform facial bone defects.

What Situations is Orthognathic Surgery Applied?

Malocclusion (biting disorder) occurs in cases where the relationship between lower jaw and upper jaw bite is abnormal. These problems with teeth and skeleton structure also show reflections on the facial aesthetics in different degrees. Namely, the problem here is both functional and aesthetical..

Frequently asked Questions

Frequently asked Questions

Orthognathic surgery is a general term which describes the skeletal and dental surgeries on correcting facial bone defects.

What Situations Is Orthognathic Surgery Applied?

  • When the lower jaw is front, back, right side or left side position,
  • In cases where one side or all sides of the lower jaw are underdeveloped,
  • When the upper jaw is in front, back, right side or left side position,
  • Lack of development in the upper jaw,
  • In cases where the teeth in lower jaw and the teeth in the upper jaw do not touch each other (open bite)
  • In cases where the tip of the chin is forward or backward or is big and small in size,
  • In cases where the cheekbones are smaller, bigger, more ahead or more behind than it should be.
  • In cases where the shape and structure of the jaws are deformed due to accidents and tumors.
  • In cases where relationship between the upper jaw and the lower jaw is abnormal, and biting disorder-malocclusion occurs. These problems with teeth and the skeleton structure also show reflections on facial aesthetics in different degrees. So, the problem here is both functional and aesthetic.

Who Does Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery can be done by dental-origined surgeons who are specialist in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery field.

Should Patients Have Bracket Treatment Before Or After Surgery?

Orthognathic treatment consists of two stages as bracket treatment and surgical process. After the surgery, the patient will need to have a short term treatment of the bracket. In very rare cases, passing to surgical treatment is indicated without preoperative bracket treatment. In such cases, the patient is required to have surgery with his brackets (fixed braces).