Braces with Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Face is the index of mind! But sometimes your image in the mirror doesn’t correspond to reflect, the inner you. This can commonly happen due to disturbances in developmental origin, growth or injuries.
Facial Cosmetic Surgeries and Corrective jaw (Orthognathic) surgeries address this problem, as this procedure enhances one’s appearance dramatically and addresses the functional problems as well.
Oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures are sometimes necessary to optimize the results of orthodontic treatment. Surgical orthodontic procedures that are carried out as an adjunct to, or in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. These procedures may range from minor surgeries, such as tooth extraction too major procedures such as orthognathic surgeries of maxilla and/ or mandible.
Patients with significant skeletal discrepancies and dentofacial deformities cannot be treated satisfactorily by orthodontic management alone. In such cases surgical correction by means of orthognathic surgeries of maxilla and mandible may be indicated to obtain optimal occlusal and esthetic results. Adult patients with significant skeletal malocclusion on whim growth modification procedures cannot be carried out may also benefit from orthognathic surgery.
Children with congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, often require surgical procedures along with orthodontic treatment for their rehabilitation.
In recent times new surgical approaches have been adapted in orthodontic management, such as Surgery first approach where the treatment time significantly reduced, implant placement to gain anchorage, and distraction osteogenesis for advancement of maxilla and mandible.
It is estimated that nearly 5% of the Indian population present with dentofacial deformities that are not amenable to orthodontic treatment requiring orthognathic surgery as a part of their definitive treatment. Orthognathic surgery can be used to correct;
- Gross jaw discrepancies (antero-posterior, vertical, or transverse discrepancies).
- Facial skeletal discrepancies associated with airway defects, and soft tissue discrepancies.
- Facial skeletal discrepancies associated with documented temporomandibular joint problems.