ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: CHANGING FACES AND BRIGHTENING SMILES
Most people live with the facial deformity/asymmetry, which they want to change to avoid the social stigma of going around in the society. Hiding the smile either due to deficient or protruding maxilla/mandible or both making them look unaesthetic.
One solution is to go for orthognathic surgery which can change their facial profile and look good in short time.
Orthognathic surgery also known as “corrective jaw surgery” is designed to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmonies.
The operation is used to correct jaw problems in about 5% of general population, presenting with dentofacial deformities like maxillary prognathism, mandibular prognathism, open bites, difficulty chewing and swallowing, temporomandibular joint pains, excessive wear of the teeth and receding chin.
Diagrammatic Representation of Surgery on the Skull Model
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon