Orthognathic Surgery: A Unique Endeavor In Facial Surgery 

Orthognathic Surgery: A Unique Endeavor In Facial Surgery 

Jaw surgery is popularly known as Orthognathic surgery, and it corrects the irregularities of the jaw bones and repositions the jaws and teeth to enhance the way it works. The various corrections will make a face more beautiful and appealing. The orthodontist executes the Jaw surgeries (แก้ ปัญหา ปาก อูม, which is the term in Thai) when the person is experiencing jaw problems than with any orthodontics alone. In many cases, the braces on the teeth are placed before surgery and kept until recovery. In most cases, the oral or maxillofacial surgeons working with the orthodontist accomplish the surgery. Virtual computer planning encourages more efficient analysis of dentofacial deformity and presurgical planning. It is a comprehensive aid in supporting the education of the patient. 

In the contemporary period, the orthognathic surgical treatment for dentofacial deformity involves a standard orthognathic process to precise the jaw deformity and enhance the hard and soft tissue lines of the face. A coordinated approach is essential for successfully carrying out a treatment plan with positive outcomes by the orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon. It is often difficult to establish and bear out the medical necessity.

Why Is Jaw Surgery Executed? 

Jaw Surgery Helps You To Adjust The Biting Problems 

  • It helps to correct the position, which has an impact on the symmetry of the face. 
  • Helps to reduce the pain due to temporomandibular joint TMJ disorder 
  • Helps to fix the injury associated with the face, such as cleft palate.
  • It prevents further wear and tear to the teeth. 
  • It involves various activities like biting, chewing, and swallowing in a much easier process. 
  • It takes care of the breathing problems such as mouth breathing and obstructive sleep apnea. 

The Aftereffects Of Jaw Surgery 

The treating surgeon and the orthodontists handle various psychological factors associated with the surgery. The team responsible for treating the patient should address why the patient wants surgery. The patient’s expectations are taken into account. It is necessary for the crew operating the jaw surgery to counsel the patients regarding the aftereffects of the surgery, and the expected recovery time is equally important. The abrupt changes in the lifestyle can occur between 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery has taken place. Most patients go through mood swings and depression in the first stage of the post-surgical period, and this acute mood shift is likely to last for a shorter period.