WHAT IS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
Orthodontic treatments have its limits. Ortognathic surgery comes to rescue for adults with severe jaw discrepancy and facial imbalances. Genetics, facial deformities, trauma vs. might be the reasons for this abnormality.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
Patient undergooes orthodontic treatment first, and continue with the surgery, with the braces on. Braces still remain at least 6-12 months post surgery for the use of elastics for interdigitation.
Patient needs to be at least 18-20 to undergo orthognathic surgery. The growing period should totally be terminated before surgery.IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
The jaws and teeth relationships move to a more balanced and functional position. Facial appearance is improved. Patients can benefit from the positive psychosocial effects and facial esthetics. An improved appearance through orthognatic surgery along with the orthodontic treatment can greatly enhance one’s self-esteem and enhanced self-esteem can improve one’s quality of life.