Orthognathic surgery is a procedure to surgically reposition the lower or upper jaw. Although orthognathic surgery is performed by plastic surgeons or maxillofacial surgeons, there is a preparation period with preoperative orthodontic treatment. Preoperative orthodontic treatment aims to correct the teeth according to the jaw in order to optimally close the teeth after surgery.
This stage is crucial for surgical planning, as the teeth will guide the jaws. Therefore, orthodontists decide direction and amount of correction of the jaws.
You notice an improvement in the shape of the patient who has reduced the prominence of the lower jaw by double chin orthodontic surgery. When the upper jaw is raised forward, it is noticed that the tip of the nose becomes erect and the cheekbones protrude. Orthognathic surgery is performed on patients who are not satisfied with facial aesthetics and therefore suffer from psychological and social difficulties. Although symptoms such as facial swelling and restricted mouth opening are observed after surgery performed under general anesthesia, after a one-month recovery period, patients forget about the difficulties and are satisfied with the operation.