DOUBLE JAW SURGERY – CHANGE YOUR FACE AND YOUR LIFE. In some patients, double jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is required to surgically reposition the upper and/or lower jaws into a correct anatomic position
What is Double Jaw Surgery?
It is a surgery method during which the abnormal lower and upper jaw, protruded, or receding chin, asymmetric jaws are cut off and fixed together.
For those who need double Jaw surgery usually have facial contouring problem, but beside this, there are problems such as abnormal teeth, disability in chewing and taking and jaw bone disability.
Surgery duration: 2-3 hours
Hospitalization: 1 day
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Removal of stitches: 10-12 days
Recovery period: 2-4 weeks
Types of Jaw Surgery
The upper or lower jaw is precisely cut and moved into a new appropriate position and stabilized with a plating system designed by JW’s doctors.
Upper Jaw (Maxillary Osteotomy) surgery:
Maxillary Osteotomy is for patients with an upper jaw deformity or an open bite. In this surgery the surgeon cuts the bone above the teeth and below both the eye sockets in order to make the entire upper jaw, roof of your mouth and upper teeth to move together as one unit.
The jaw is secured with titanium screws and plates that hold the bone in its new position. Over the time, these screws integrate into the bone structure and stay inside the mouth permanently.
Lower Jaw (Mandibular Osteotomy) surgery
Lower jaw benefits those who have a notably receded lower jaw. In this surgery, the incision is made behind the molars and lengthwise down the jawbone so the front of the jaw can move as one unit. As a result, the jaw slides smoothly to its new position. The jaw is stabilized using screws until the healing process is over.
The following reasons which make you should have double jaw surgery:
You had a desire to chew with all of my teeth, as opposed to only using my very back molars
You was tired of your slight lisp
You did not enjoy always having my mouth hanging open
You didn’t like the look of your side profile
Having spaces in between upper and lower teeth
Having excessively long face or too much exposure of gum when you are smiling
Having excessively protruded chin or retracted chin
Do not hesitate to contact us for a free online consultation, we are always happy to help you reach one step closer to the best version of yourself.
The results after double jaw surgery
Book your consultation
During the consultation you discuss all your wishes and expectations with the surgeon. The doctor will inform you whether the procedure can meet your expectations.
All the information regarding your Double Jaw Surgery is also provided during the consultation: the method that will provide you with the best result, the possible risks involved in your treatment and the aftercare.
Call us on 09 6868 1111 to arrange your appointment immediately.