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Unlocking Smiles: Here’s everything you need to know about Jaw corrective Surgery 

Jaw corrective surgery:  

When upper and lower teeth do not properly come together, then it is considered as Malocclusion or bad bite. Jaw corrective surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, helps to align your misaligned teeth and offers numerous benefits to individuals with jaw misalignment, bite issues,  

and facial asymmetry. This transformative procedure aims to improve functional abilities, alleviate discomfort, and enhance facial aesthetics. 

Evaluating the Need for Jaw Corrective Surgery:   

Before proceeding with the procedure, a thorough evaluation is conducted by your surgeon. This evaluation includes comprehensive dental and facial analysis, X-rays, and three-dimensional imaging to determine the extent of the functional and aesthetic concerns.   

The Surgical Process:   

Jaw corrective surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia.  

The surgeon makes incisions inside the mouth and reposition them as needed. In some cases, additional procedures such as genioplasty (chin surgery) may be performed simultaneously to achieve optimal facial harmony.   

Recovery and Post-Surgical Care:   

Following jaw corrective surgery, a period of  

healing and adjustment is necessary. Patients may experience some swelling and  

discomfort initially, which can be managed with prescribed medications. A liquid diet is recommended during the initial healing phase, and regular follow-up appointments with the

surgical teams are scheduled to monitor progress.   

Functional benefits:  

  • Realign teeth and correct the irregularities of Jaw bones.  
  • Improved bite function  
  • Reduces TML Pain  
  • Enhanced Facial symmetry and Self confidence  
  • Correction of Breathing and airway issues  

Jaw corrective surgery offers many functional benefits beyond only aesthetics. From improved bite function and TMJ relief to correction of breathing issues and enhanced facial symmetry, the procedure has the potential to transform the lives of individuals with jaw misalignment. 

If you're considering jaw corrective surgery, consult with a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to explore your options and discover how the procedure can improve your functional health and overall quality of life.