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Best Single Jaw Surgeries in India

What Is Single Jaw Surgery?

Orthognathic or single jaw surgery is a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment approaches. Jaw surgeries can improve dental and jaw abnormalities of individuals significantly. Jaw surgeries and treatment approaches can also help to correct several associated symptoms such as chronic headaches, wearing down of teeth enamel, etc. Many patients have had satisfactory results at our clinics present in India for single jaw surgery in India.

All such jaw surgery procedures are for inside the mouth of the patient after meticulous planning. Therefore, there will not be any visible scars on the face that could affect a patient's facial appearance. Jaw surgeries are also known as orthognathic surgery. As an oral and maxillofacial celebrity surgeonDr. Debraj Shome manages a wide variety of aspects relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Jaw surgery in India is now becoming more sought after than ever before for both corrective and cosmetic reasons.

Types Of Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is a term that is used for functional and corrective surgeries and treatment related to the jaw and its surrounding facial area. Jaw surgical procedure may include either the upper or lower jaw of a patient for cosmetic or functional aspects. Sometimes, the surgery is performed on the both upper and lower jaw of the patient. Following are the types of jaw surgery:

  • Single Jaw Surgery
  • Bi-Jaw Surgery

Need For Single Jaw Surgery?

Under-bite of the mouth and over-bite are the two most common reasons for jaw surgeries. An underbite is when the lower teeth and jaw protrude more than the upper teeth of a patient, the condition is referred to as an under-bite. On the other hand, when a lower set of the jaw is far behind the limit of the upper teeth and jaw. Single jaw surgery would ensure the patient is able to have better biting alignment. This might enhance the overall chewing function of the mouth. Single jaw surgery for underbite, overbite & crooked teeth is now easily available at our clinics in India.

Following are some of the various reasons why single jaw surgery is done:

  • Correct issues and difficulties in speech, swallowing or breathing.
  • Diminish breaking of the teeth excessively.
  • Correct fit of the bite. 
  • Improve or correct the asymmetry of the face.
  • Open or close the lips more comfortably. 
  • Help with pain caused by the temporomandibular joint disorder.
  • Repair birth defects and trauma.
  • Correcting obstructive sleep disorders.

The issues can be with either upper and lower jaw or even in both for any of these conditions. A patient can have such conditions resulting because of an underlying issue in any set of jaw and teeth. Specialist orthodontics are responsible for diagnosing the condition based on an individual’s test and condition. Maxillofacial surgeons at our clinics would confirm which jaw needs to be treated and a special treatment plan is carved out specifically for a patient. In most cases, the condition is visibly evident and does not require many tests for diagnosis.

Jaw surgery can most of the time correct the overbite and underbite. Yet, there is a possibility of getting results without surgery as well. Braces alone can sometimes correct the jaw conditions of a patient. However, braces along with surgery work better in severe cases where the difference in both jaws bite is significant.

Single Jaw Surgery Cost

The first few questions to deal with when looking for corrective surgeries is how much it is going to cost? What is the single jaw surgery cost in India? The cost of dental treatments and procedures can become exponential at times. This is why it is critical to find out about the possible cost of the treatment and aftercare costs. Following are some of the factors that would sum up the possible cost of the treatment:

  • Which jaw will require being operated?
  • What all is included in the surgery?
  • How long the surgery will take?
  • Does it include hospitalization costs?
  • What is the qualification and experience of the doctor?
  • Are braces included?
  • Are the tests and lab work accounted for in the surgery?

Single Jaw Surgery Risks

Each surgical treatment comes with risks and requires the patient to be aware of the possible risk and complications of the surgery. Single jaw surgery risks include the following:

  • Excess bleeding. 
  • Abnormal blood supply inside the jaw. 
  • Probability of splits in blood supply, muscles, nerves of the patient. As well as cuts in the bone causing numbness.
  • Permanent or temporary numbness or tingling sensation in cheeks and surrounding area.
  • Incorrect jaw position
  • Problems in the joints of the jaw.
  • Injury to the surrounding teeth.
  • Undesired aesthetic results when seeking improved cosmetic results.
  • Disturbance to the sinuses causing a change in voice and function of the sinus.

The patient should be aware that these risks and complications are rare but possible chances of having them are there in the surgery. The degree and severity of the condition, expertise of the top cosmetic surgeon would ensure the surgical process is seamless at our clinics in India.

Single Jaw Surgery Recovery Process

The recovery process of any surgical treatment requires due time to heal and improve. Jaw surgery is the surgical intervention of the most crucial body part, the mouth. Therefore, the patient would have to make sure they keep patience while going through the recovery process. Single jaw surgery recovery would need significant care of the jaw by the patient. But don’t worry, every patient has to go through this phase and passes along perfectly. It is not painful for a patient but the following apprehension can become irritating:

  • Not able to eat anything for a while.
  • Not able to properly speak as the jaw is not able to move.
  • Semi solids and juices are new best friends.
  • Difficulty in cleaning the teeth as it is essential to keep the mouth free from germs to avoid any further infection.
  • Sleeping at a certain angle is suggested by the surgeon to ease swelling.
  • Significant swelling can cause difficulty in taking fluids.

Swelling on the face majorly subsides in two weeks after the surgery. The swelling on the face would gradually keep on going away. However, the remaining face swelling can take 2-3 months to get better. Our team at The Esthetic Clinics will ensure that the patient is given all assistance and information about the aftercare of the single jaw surgery.

Single Jaw Surgery Diet

We become what we eat. Diet plays a critical role in getting the needed energy to recover after single jaw surgery at our clinics in India. Generally, patients are put on a semi-solid diet to be able to easily sip their food without having to move the jaw. With time, patients can experiment with food to make sure they are getting a balanced diet to support recovery. 

Here is how a single jaw surgery diet would look:

  • Milkshakes that are thin and have no froth. 
  • A banana milkshake is a great option.
  • No dry fruit, fruit seeds, and chunky pieces.
  • Thin soup after removing any lumps.
  • Thin custard.
  • Soft ice-cream.
  • Healthy and a nutritious protein shake.
  • The patient should avoid too sensitive, hot, or cold items. Normally during the first fortnight of single jaw surgery. The wound would be healing the most in the first 15 days, thus needs extra care and attention.

Single Jaw Surgery Aftercare

Swelling might be one of the most irritating and constantly painful after-effects following single jaw surgery. The swelling is obvious though given the impact on teeth, jaw, etc.

Aftercare for the single jaw surgery may include the following:

  • Walking as per the body’s strength.
  • The patient should refrain from lying down a lot.
  • Tilted back sitting is an idle way to sit.
  • Apply petroleum jelly to soothe swollen and dry lips.
  • Try to do mild neck exercises without stretching the jaw.
  • Avoid putting any stress on the jaw after the single jaw surgery.

How Long To Put Braces On After Single Jaw Surgery?

Braces duration majorly depends on the severity of the case and surgery. Single jaw surgery in India, most of the time is followed by orthodontic treatment with braces. Therefore braces can take months to years after surgery in some cases as well. Most of the patients have to out retainers for a while after the surgery and braces.

What To Expect From The Doctor?

There was a time in the past when any dental work was quite expensive in India that could only be afforded by the very wealthy clan. Facial cosmetic surgery like rhinoplasty and cosmetic jaw surgery has become significantly affordable in current modern times. Experience and treatment expertise plays an important role in any jaw reconstruction surgery. Every patient has a different jaw influenced by their genetics and environmental factors. 

Dr. Debraj Shome at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai has made a world-renowned name for himself. His work in maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic treatments speaks volumes of his expertise. Big numbers of happy patients are proof his ways and treatment works. The Esthetic Clinics in India have the best team of aesthetic surgeons and consulting doctors to get solutions for every problem of the patients. 


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Dr. Debraj Shome

Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

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.

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