People who have jaw and chin excessively retracted or enlarged are patients who need a correction of the positioning of this structure and the dental arch. Orthognathic Surgery is a procedure performed by the Dentistry and Buco Maxillofacial surgeon who returns the full masticatory and joint functions and harmonize the facial features.
The disharmony of the jaws brings functional and aesthetic problems to patients. Advanced corrective surgery techniques allow excellent results for the health of the buccal structure system and joints, occlusion and symmetry of the face, returning an aligned smile and the patient’s self-esteem.
As it is a problem that originates in the bones, the correction of the position of the jaw needs to go beyond the treatment with orthodontic appliances. Orthognathic Surgery is performed in a hospital setting and requires careful planning involving the Maxillofacial Bucco Surgeon, the orthodontist, anesthesiologists, and the patient himself. In most cases, the use of orthodontic braces prior to the repositioning of the facial bones (Orthognathic Surgery) is recommended.
The postoperative period is essential for the good result of the Surgery. Medication, rest, balanced feeding and physiotherapy and speech therapy are part of the patient recovery process.