The face is the first feature a person notices when making an introduction, and the jaw is one of the most prominent comprising parts of a facial structure. Unfortunately, many men and women deal with countless issues regarding the structure of their jaw. Orthognathic surgeons, or surgeons who specialize in corrective jaw surgery, are experts in correcting a myriad of skeletal and dental problems that produce symptoms such as:
Maxillary and Mandible Osteotomy
Pain and Recovery
Who can orthognathic surgery help?
Orthognathic surgery can help anyone who is suffering from congenital deformities of the upper or lower jaw. In some cases, certain techniques may also be able to help trauma victims who have experienced significant damage to either jaw area.
How long should I expect to be out of work following the surgery?
Typically, you can expect to return to work three weeks after the surgery, but it does vary based on the individual surgery and healing.
Will I have to be put under general anesthesia?
Yes. The surgeries require that a significant portion of the roof of your mouth or the area surrounding your lower teeth be cut in order to access your jawbones.
How soon can I begin eating normally?
You will be on a strict liquid diet for a few days following the procedure. After that, you will graduate to soft foods for about three weeks. Your usual diet can resume after that time.