Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery is otherwise called orthognathic surgery. It is done by an oral maxillofacial surgeon along with an orthodontist. It is done to realign the jaw. It is usually done in conditions affecting the facial symmetry, clearing the congenital condition affecting the face, pain caused due to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, and breathing problems caused due to obstructive sleep apnea and mouth breathing.

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Can jaw surgery for lack of bone cause any change in the face?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter had braces for four years but her midline is off and she has a gummy smile. Her bite is fine but her teeth are not properly aligned and she does not have bone on her left side. Her orthodontist referred her to a maxillofacial surgeon who says she needs her upper jaw broken an...  Read Full »


Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The procedure which you mentioned is called as orthognathic surgery which is done if there is a skeletal malrelation between the two jaws which cannot be corrected by orthodontics alone. The procedure usually improves the aesthetics of the face and is predictable. The e...  Read Full »

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