The Corrective Jaw Surgery, also known as Orthognathic Surgery, is used on teeth and jaws with conditions that cannot be corrected by braces or other orthodontic appliances alone. This surgery is a long term obligation with several orthodontics and visits involved for several years depending on the severity of the case. An orthognathic surgery usually involves the patient to wear braces before and after the surgery to ensure the perfect alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS or OMFS) is a specialised treatment for diseases, injuries and defects in the head, face, neck, jaws and tissues (oral) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions. It is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), to correct dental deformities and misalignment of jaws that stand in the way of your normal functional activities such as talking or eating, and in a few cases breathing.
The jaw correction surgery cost depends on the severity of the need to correct the misalignment. The procedure takes up several years in some cases and the cost depends on these respective visits and necessities. A part cost for this procedure can be covered under the health insurance policy.
The following conditions indicate the possibility to get a corrective jaw surgery:
- Protruding Jaws
- Chronic jaw pain and headache
- Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing food
- Space between upper and lower teeth when mouth is closed (Open Bite)
- Birth defects
- Facial injury
- Chronic mouth breathing
- Sleep Apnea
- Inability to make lips meet
- Receding lower jaw and chin
There are several ways of jaw treatment available with the development of technology in this age. Some of them are:
- Braces and Headgear braces: A treatment for crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. The teeth are corrected with the help of cemented brackets which are connected with a wire. These are used when the jaw misalignment is far too excessive to be corrected with only normal braces. This retraction pushes the upper jaw behind while the protraction headgear moves the upper jaw forward. Both braces are fixed with internal and external wires, strapped over the head and neck.
- Upper Jaw Expander: It corrects the protruding lower teeth in front of the upper teeth. The expander is a wire frame device that fits on the upper palate. The patient needs to widen it using a special key every night over a period discussed with the doctor.
- Reverse Pull Face Mask: The device is similar to a headgear brace, worn overnight to correct the lower teeth protruding in front of the upper teeth. The metal braces are fixed to the upper back teeth, which attach to the face mask. These braces are wrapped around the head and pulling back the upper jaw.
These are the few reasons why you would need a jaw surgery or treatment along with their corrective measures. These procedures may seem like a long term relationship with your Orthodontist, but the end result promises corrected and properly aligned teeth and facial structure. At Apollo Cosmetic Clinic, along with functional correction, our expert jaw surgeons also assure you cosmetic correction for a visually appealing face.
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