Jaw surgery, medically termed Orthognathic surgery, is a corrective operation done to rectify jaw bone irregularities and realign the jaws and teeth to improve their functioning. Correcting the jaw may even improve the facial appearance.
Jaw surgery is only appropriate on a fully-grown jaw, usually in females aged 14-16 years and males aged 17-21 years. It’s a safe and effective surgery, only when performed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Gurgaon at SB Aesthetics, often working hand-in-hand with an orthodontist in Gurgaon.
Benefits of Undergoing Jaw Surgery
Jaw surgery can correct the alignment of the jaw and teeth and thus result in:
Why is Jaw Surgery done?
Jaw Surgery is performed to address the following concerns:
Jaw surgeries are usually performed under general anaesthesia and require 2-4 days of hospitalisation.
Once the anaesthesia takes effect, the surgeon starts with the jaw surgery by making incisions inside the mouth. Such incisions do not leave behind visible scars on the jaw, chin, and around the mouth. However, in some cases, a surgeon makes small cuts outside the mouth.
The jaw or maxillofacial surgeons in Gurgaon at SB Aesthetics makes cuts in the patient’s jawbones and correctly repositions them. After it's done, the surgeon makes use of tiny bone plates, wires, screws, and rubber bands to secure the jawbones into their new position. The screws are smaller than the brackets used for the braces. Over time, these screws get fused to the jawbone.
For some patients, the extra jawbone may be added to the jaw. The bones are taken from the hips, ribs, or legs and secured in the jaw using bone plates and screws. In other cases, the surgeon may reshape the jawbone to ensure a better fit.
Jaw surgery in Gurgaon may be carried out on the upper jaw, lower jaw, chin, or any combination of these sites. For some patients, the surgeon may even perform a TMJ surgery. The jaw surgery can be planned using 3-D modelling software on a computer.
Following jaw surgery, the candidates may experience temporary, mild side effects such as pain and swelling and eating problems. They may take a brief time to adjust themselves to a new facial appearance.
After any jaw surgery, the candidates must follow post-surgery care instructions, including:
Initial healing of the jaw typically is seen in about six weeks post-surgery. However, final recovery can take up to 12 weeks. After initial healing, the teeth are completely realigned with braces. Retainers may replace the braces to hold the teeth' position.
Consult the face plastic surgeons at SB Aesthetics to learn more about the benefits and cost of jaw surgery in Gurgaon, India, in detail. The cost range will be different from patient to patient and if one is undergoing such type of surgery the fact that matters is the surgeon’s experience and patient safety. At SB Aesthetics, the surgeon male sure the patient is in safe hands.
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