Orthognathic surgery refers to corrective jaw surgery that aims to re-aligns your jaw and corrects related jaw abnormalities or skeletal deformities. Jaw surgery is a major treatment requiring pre and post planning across surgical and orthodontic team.
Aside from successful clinical and aesthetic results, patient safety focus one of our’s top priority. Sterilization, infection control mechanisms are thus implemented within our operating theatre and treatment facilities using strict evident-based guidelines.
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TREATMENT PROCESS FOR ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY
Certain cases with malocclusion abnormalities that cannot be resolved by standard orthodontic treatment alone. Your orthodontist who are dental specialists that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws will inform you of your various treatment options.
With any medical or dental treatment, a sound and proper treatment plan is the first step. Your dentist takes digital panoramic, cephalometric x-rays and an impression for study model. If you and your dentist decides that corrective jaw surgery is the appropriate and chosen treatment, a 3D CT Scan imaging is also taken. This is to enable further evaluation and planning of your case with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
An appointment is then arranged with your various dental specialists to confirm the treatment plan for orthognathic surgery. Pre jaw surgery dental treatments are planned and started.
3D CT Digital Imaging
Diangostic Treatment Plan
Before the actual day or surgery, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon discusses on sedation options. Jaw surgery is usually takes one to three hours under general anesthesia, which tends to carry the risks of any major treatment.
A health check is done prior to surgery day to ensure you are in good health of surgery. Risks of undergoing orthognathic surgery potential include pain, swelling, bleeding, infection and adverse reaction to anesthesia. You may have to stay in the dental hospital for one to two days under our in-patient service care. You will require at home recovery time after discharge.
Post Jaw Surgery Orthodontic Treatment
Following recovery from corrective jaw surgery, the treatment plan continues with orthodontic treatment to ensure that your aligned jaws has thea proper occlusion bite.
Braces or clear aligners are worn to complete the final steps. The various types of orthodontic braces options would have been pre-discussed during your initial treatment planning stage. Upon completion of orthodontic braces, retainers are worn to keep bite and teeth positioning in place.