For many patients, achieving straight teeth and correcting the alignment of their jaws, can be achieved using orthodontic appliances. But in some situations where there is severe misalignment and abnormalities of the facial bones, surgery may be needed. Orthognathic surgery is simple jaw surgery performed by an oral surgeon, and may be done as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with orthodontics.
What is orthognathic surgery?Orthognatic surgery is simple jaw surgery that is undertaken to correct misalignment and abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery, which is also known as corrective jaw surgery, corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of your facial profile.
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Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerised treatment planning minimises treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials, such as titanium plates and miniature screws, provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing you to return to your normal routine soon after the surgery.
Orthognathic surgery may not be necessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.
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To find out if you require orthognathic surgery, book your consultation with our team. We can analyse your teeth and jaws and recommend you a treatment plan.