Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery)

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery)

Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery, maxillofacial surgery) is applied to eliminate the defects in the entire jaw structure. It is very important to get the support of specialists in orthognathic surgery operations created together with the plastic surgeon. Most surgeries are performed with general anesthesia. The operations performed do not allow scar formation on the face and the operation is not obvious from the outside. Applications made in orthognathic surgery are the last treatments applied in cases where there is no other alternative treatment.

As it is known, the jaw is the joint area, and it is the part that we use mostly in daily life while eating and speaking. When evaluating jaw disorders, the head, face, lower jaw, and upper jaw are considered together. Jaw surgeries are operations that are mostly applied due to congenital hereditary jaw disorders and jaw, face and tooth incompatibility and are developed to fulfil the functions of the jaw. Most patients can also apply due to aesthetic disorders. The patient may have difficulties mostly in biting and chewing.

Who Can Have Jaw Surgery?

It is very important to provide the early diagnosis in orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery, maxillofacial surgery) and start treatment. Every surgery performed in this context should be performed on the adult age group. Adult age should wait for the full development of the jaw structure and facial development.

If these surgeries are for teeth, the development of the teeth is completed until the age of 12, and this age group is suitable for surgery. If jaw surgery is in question, the age of 18, which is the age of completing this bone development, is suitable for surgery. If there is an excessive jaw development deficiency, surgery is performed if the specialists deem it necessary, although it is not preferred. In addition, in cases where urgent intervention is required in the jaw joints, treatment can be started and operated with the decision of the specialist, regardless of age.

In Which Situations Is Orthognathic Surgery Applied?

Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery, maxillofacial surgery) is usually the last stage treatment; It is a surgical field used in serious joint and bone disorders. As a result of sudden blows, serious damage can occur in the jaw joints and bones. Thus, treatment is applied immediately and recovery is expected.

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