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Orthognathic Surgery is a safe procedure

Orthognathic Surgery corrects the position and/or size of the jaws. It is a completely safe procedure thanks to the prior evaluation protocols, so it is very important that patients attend evaluation appointments and with a Maxillofacial Surgeon.

What is orthognathic surgery?

The Orthognathic surgery Is that which corrects the position and/or size of the jaws, mandible and chin, as well as the relationship between them. It should always be carried out by a Specialist.

This is a procedure that is done under general anesthesia and with prior Orthodontic preparation. During surgery, cuts are made from the bones and repositioned in the place where they were previously planned, since the main objective of this technique is improve facial aesthetics and harmony.

How can you know if the patient is suitable for this procedure?

This type of surgery is indicated for those patients who have alterations in the size, shape and position of the jaws, facial asymmetrieswith congenital craniofacial growth disorders, or people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

To determine that the patient is suitable, it is required taking exams, photos, X-rays, CT scans and it is determined if the patient is suitable for the procedure. On the other hand, there are minimal cases in which patients are not suitable for this surgery. To determine these contraindications, it is necessary for the Specialist to carry out a prior evaluation.

Before the procedure

In the vast majority of cases, Pre-surgical Orthodontics is required, that is, before surgery. In it, the teeth are brought into a better relationship with their bone base (their supporting structure), initially generating an increase in the discrepancy to be able to perform bone movements during surgery, and thus obtain the desired aesthetic and functional results.

Currently, the Dr. Jaime Andrés Jiménez performs all his surgeries with 3D virtual planning to be more predictable when carrying them out, being an expert in this type of procedures.

Benefits for the patient

Among the benefits of this technique, at a functional level, are:

  • Improves occlusion
  • Stability that reduces joint and muscle pain
  • In some cases, there is improvement in breathing
  • Aesthetic improvement
  • In addition, there are also emotional benefits.

The main objective of the Orthognathic surgery is to improve the position of the tooth with respect to its base in the bone and generate the discrepancy necessary for an adequate position of the maxilla or mandible.

Is it a painful surgery?

This It is not a painful surgery. It is a completely safe technique thanks to the prior evaluation protocols, so it is very important that patients attend evaluation appointments and with a Maxillofacial Surgeon.