Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is done for patients with significant skeletal abnormalities in addition to dental malocclusion. This surgery is otherwise known as corrective jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so no pain will be felt during the surgery.

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Are symptoms like pain and lisping linked to small jaw curable with surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few questions about my potential jaw surgery. My upper jaw is smaller than usual as I was born prematurely and it gives my face a caved-in look along with some joint pain on the right side of my face. I get pain randomly on the right jaw and the jaw gets fatigued while chewing fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about the caved-in look of the upper jaw. Orthognathic surgery is a totally safe option and you can go ahead with it. I suggest you get a cephalometric analysis in detail so that your maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist (braces specia...  Read Full »

My lower jaw still reclines way too much after the orthodontic treatment. What are my options?

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces where my upper premolars were removed to bring my upper teeth backwards. My lower jaw still reclines way too much when I bite. I have aligned teeth but still want my lower jaw to be brought forward. Doing so, will it cause my teeth to collide, what are my options?  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MARA appliance (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning appliance) or the orthognathic surgery may be needed depending on your bite for repositioning of your lower teeth to upper jaw alignment. Most of the time, orthodontic treatment is not sufficient alone. You wi...  Read Full »

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