Jaw surgery is an option that patients select for esthetic and functional consideration of jaw deformities. Bi-jaw surgery may be recommended by our dentist and expert plastic surgeons if a patient has a jaw issue that orthodontics alone cannot handle. Orthodontic surgeons have specialization in a specific type of dentistry concerned with the positioning of the jaws and teeth.
Patients of bi-jaw surgery consult together with the dentist and orthodontist during the complete course of their bi-jaw surgery treatment. The actual bi-jaw surgery can move the teeth and jaws into a newer better position resulting in a more functional, and healthy oral situation for the patient. The recovery time would vary from patient to patient based on their bi-jaw surgery treatment plan and severity of the condition.
Depending on the diagnosis of the patient by our top doctors at The Esthetic Clinics, there are two types of jaw surgery:
Mandibular advancement refers to a surgery that’s performed on your lower jaw also called the mandible. Mandibular Advancement Surgery is most often done when the lower jaw recedes significantly from the upper jaw.
Bi-Jaw surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower jaw of a patient. It’s done when a medical or cosmetic condition is affecting both jaws. Double jaw surgery or bi-jaw commonly is recommended by the dentist in case of the following:
Before any jaw-related treatment begins, a consultation will be held at our clinics in Mumbai, India to perform a complete jaw examination with required X-rays. Patients are suggested to come prepared with a questionnaire to discuss everything that is troubling them.
After becoming fully aware of all aspects of our dental treatment and surgical care plan, the patient and dental team can decide to proceed with the choice of treatment together. Symptoms for jaw problems that can require bi-jaw surgery are following:
Any of the stated symptoms for jaw problems can exist from the time of birth. They can also be acquired after birth or be hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of facial trauma. Visit a clinic near me for bi-jaw surgery to consult with a dentist to discuss the symptoms and diagnosis of bi-jaw problems.
Our orthodontist surgeon and plastic surgeons at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai will work together to diagnose, discuss, and develop a jaw treatment plan that is appropriate for the patient’s condition. Patients can have the option to choose surgical and non-surgical treatments as suggested by the specialists. Surgical treatment for jaw conditions includes orthodontic-orthognathic combined surgery and may have single jaw or double jaw surgical approaches. Non-surgical approach for jaw correction would include the use of adjustment, corrective clear aligners, extraction of anterior teeth, or posterior teeth, etc.
Following are the examples of jaw conditions that bi-jaw surgery can improve:
Patients often complain that one side of the face does not match up to the other side of the face. This condition is more prominent when looking at the photographs or glancing at the mirror. One ear might be on the higher side than the second ear height or having a smaller nostril than the other or a higher cheek on one side. Several traits might not mirror perfectly on both the sides. However, almost all of us have at least some asymmetries when it comes to the features of the face.
Visit a clinic nearby if confused about the extent of asymmetry on the face. Injury, trauma, birth defects, aging, lifestyle, smoking, and various other critical factors can add up to asymmetry in facial features. It is important to note that a mild ever-present asymmetry is perfectly normal and natural. However, any new and noticeable asymmetry can be a possible sign of an underlying complex condition like stroke or Bell’s palsy.
Maxillary hypoplasia is the underdeveloped condition of the upper jawbones of a patient. This underdevelopment of bones is linked with a variety of syndromes like Crouzon syndrome, alcohol syndrome, and Angelman syndrome. Inferior extraction of teeth in the past can also be responsible for the maxillary deficiency.
Protrusion of face’s mandible prognathism or the lower jawbones, affecting a patient’s lower third part. Prognathism can affect patients of all ages as a result of various factors. These factors include certain hereditary factors, family history of abnormal jaws, medical condition, or any genetic disorder.
Open bite is a very common type of jaw condition where patients have open bite having the front teeth of both jaws slanting on the outward. The slanting teeth don’t close together when closing the mouth or when biting. Open bite malocclusion, meaning the teeth are not aligned when teeth or jaws are shut. Open bite is a result of the following conditions:
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a birth defect or a congenital jaw disorder known to affect lower half face development including mouth and ears. HFM usually happens on either side of a patient’s face, sometimes, both sides get affected.
Maxillary excess treatment is an operative correction of a patient’s vertical maxillary to correct asymmetry by teeth alignment. The Esthetic Clinics is well equipped with orthodontic treatment and surgery consisting of correct alignment and dental removal of compensations before the surgery.
Having bi-jaw surgery is generally a very safe procedure. However, any surgical treatment or jaw surgery has certain risks and complications. Our best team of surgeons would inform the patient about the risks before any surgical treatment or procedure. The potential risks of surgery include:
The Esthetic Clinics uses advanced computer techniques and modern three-dimensional models to plan exactly how the bi-jaw surgery would progress. Our goal at The Esthetic Clinics in India is to help the patient understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery/corrective jaw surgery. Our top oral surgeons and celebrity plastic surgeons will discuss the risks involved in the bi-jaw surgery so the patient is fully informed.
Bi-jaw surgery is a significant intervention that might require many months of preparation. The surgery is performed at our clinics and can last anywhere between one to four hours. Hospital stays of one to three days at The Esthetic Clinics are normal.
Braces are maintained during the bi-jaw surgery recovery and might be needed for another six to twelve months after the surgery. The greatest impact of orthognathic surgery or bi- jaw surgery is its recovery phase. Patients typically will have to stay away from school/work for two weeks to one-month post-surgery. Returning to normal mild biting-chewing function could take 2 months and full mouth function might need about a year.
Our goal at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai is to ensure patients are well taken care of during and after surgery. Weekly follow-up appointments are necessary for up to two months after surgery.
Our orthognathic surgery division at The Esthetic Clinics is amongst the finest in India. Led by world-famous Dr. Debraj Shome who is undoubtedly the best reconstructive jaw surgeon in India. Our clinics in Mumbai have an experienced team of medical and paramedical staff ensuring the patients receive world-class care throughout their treatment at our clinics.
Bi-jaw surgery and modern orthognathic jaw surgery at The Esthetic Clinics are routinely carried out. Dental and facial surgeries, modern orthognathic surgery has now evolved to such a level that it is possible to reconstruct or move jaws significantly. Our skilled surgical experts and modern technology at The Esthetic Clinics make orthognathic surgery a treatment of choice to treat facial asymmetry.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.