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Jaw Alignment Surgical Treatment
Patients who have severe jaw misalignment orthodontic correction may work to a limited degree. The these issues can be corrected through orthodontic treatment, but in more severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.
There are several types of jaw alignment surgery available, including mandibular advancement surgery, which repositions the lower jaw, and maxillary advancement surgery, which repositions the upper jaw.
Types of Jaw Alignment Surgery
There are several types of jaw alignment surgery that can be used to correct misalignment and related symptoms.
Some of the most common types of jaw alignment surgery include:
Mandibular Advancement Surgery (MAS) : This procedure repositions the lower jaw (mandible) to correct an underbite or to move the lower jaw forward. The procedure typically involves making incisions in the gums and repositioning the jaw bones.
Maxillary Advancement Surgery (MAX) : This procedure repositions the upper jaw (maxilla) to correct an overbite or to move the upper jaw forward. The procedure typically involves making incisions in the gums and repositioning the jaw bones.
Genioplasty : This procedure involves reshaping the chin (genial) to correct a receding chin or to improve the overall appearance of the chin.
Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) : This procedure uses a device called a distractor to gradually move the jaw bones into the desired position. This procedure is used for severe jaw misalignment or for patients who are not good candidates for traditional jaw alignment surgery.
Orthognathic Surgery : This is a combination of the above surgeries that involves repositioning both upper and lower jaw bones to correct severe jaw misalignment and related symptoms.
Right Candidate for Jaw Alignment Surgery
Good candidates for jaw alignment surgery include individuals with severe jaw misalignment, chronic jaw pain, difficulty biting and chewing, or breathing problems related to jaw alignment.
Factors that will be considered when determining if surgery is the best option include the severity of the misalignment, the individual's overall health, and the specific symptoms they are experiencing.
Jaw Alignment Surgery Procedure
The surgical procedure involves making incisions in the gums and repositioning the jaw bones.
The type of anesthesia used will depend on the specific procedure and the individual's preferences, but general anesthesia is most commonly used.
The length of the surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure and the extent of the misalignment, but it typically takes several hours.
After the surgery, patients may need to wear a jaw splint or other device to help keep the jaw in its new position.
Recovery time can vary, but most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
Risks and Complications
As with any surgery, there are risks and complications associated with jaw alignment surgery. These can include
To minimize these risks, it is important to choose a qualified surgeon and to follow all post-operative care instructions.
If complications do occur, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
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Please consult with Orthodontics team who along with the surgical team determines which type of jaw alignment surgery is best for you.
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