What is Jaw Surgery in Turkey and Istanbul?
When the teeth and jaws are misaligned, a condition called malocclusion, which cannot be corrected with orthodontics alone, an orthodontist may recommend consulting a surgeon. The jaw operation, called orthognathic surgery, can move the jaws into a more favorable position to remove the disparities between the upper and lower jaws. Once the jaws have been positioned correctly, an orthodontist can align the teeth in their optimal position.
Package price of Jaw surgery in TurkeyWith our hospitals, the average price of the package Jaw surgery in Turkey is 11903 $.
The cost of the procedure Jaw surgery in Turkey depends on several factors such as the type of surgery you are going to have, the clinic and the experience of your surgeon. Discover the pack
Who is this procedure for?
- Patients wishing to change the facial appearance to a heart shape or to a "V" or rounded shape
- Patients with misaligned jaws
- Skeletal malformations
- Teeth that cannot be corrected with orthodontics alone
- Edema on the face
- Stuffy nose
Intervention or treatment's duration
- Duration of surgery: 1 to 2 hours
- Work stopping (or school exemption) from 2 weeks to a month
- Duration of facial edema: 15 days to 1 month
- Exemption from sports activities: 2 months
You may be directed to jaw surgery before or during orthodontic treatment, or after the braces are removed. Your surgeon will consider the pros and cons of a surgical and non-surgical approach so that you can make the right decision for you.
Conditions that may indicate the need for Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery helps straighten or realign the upper and lower jaws, correcting skeletal deformities such as retracted or protruding jaws, an open bite or a protruding lower jaw. Depending on the specific reason for the surgery, such as an open bite or a protruding lower jaw, the jaw can be lengthened or shortened, moved forward or backward, or up or down, resulting in a more aligned bite and improves the appearance of the face.
While most jaw surgeries are performed for both corrective and functional reasons, it is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in facial aesthetics, since adjusting the jaw has a significant impact on your appearance.
What to expect ?
You and your doctor will discuss in detail your concerns, the expected results, the pros and cons of the surgery, and how the procedure will be performed. In most cases, your surgeon will work with an orthodontist and other dental specialists to carefully plan surgery and treatment after surgery, using imagery and models of your jaw and teeth. Finally, a presentation will be examined showing the typical results as well as a schematic representation of the surgical procedure.
It is important to understand that this type of surgery is usually a long-term commitment. Dental and / or orthodontic care will probably have to be done before and after surgery, at several stages:
- Your doctor will remove all the necessary teeth and place orthodontic bands on your teeth.
- Preoperative orthodontics will be used to align the teeth in their optimal position in each arch (9 to 18 months on average).
- After surgery and recovery (four to six weeks), orthodontics will be used again to perfect the bite (three to six months).
- The orthodontic bands are removed.
- A retention device will be used to stabilize the teeth (six to 12 months).
The process of the jaw operation
There are steps to achieve the desired results. First of all, there has to be something called orthodontic preparation, which is the first step. This involves using fixed corrective devices to prepare the teeth for surgery and align them. In general, this stage can last between a year and a year and a half.
Once the teeth are aligned, the surgeon can proceed to surgery. He/ she will correct the position of the patient’s jaws based on the severity of the case. Front & rear skeletal imbalances are rectified using a bilateral mandibular sagittal osteotomy. The mandible will be more advanced (if it is too short at first) after the operation if it is a mandibular retrognathia. It will be a little further back if it is a mandibular prognathia.
After the jaw operation, there will be an orthodontic completion. It is a fairly long stage that can last a few months. It consists of correcting the teeth one last time for an improvement in the occlusion and doing a follow-up to see if the jaw is stable.
What is the Price of the Jaw Operation in Turkey and Istanbul?
Factors that may influence costs include the severity of the jaw misalignment and the type of surgery required. Your location, the hospital that treats you, and the complications that arise during treatment can all make a difference.
In general, corrective jaw surgery is considered a medical procedure, not an aesthetic procedure. It is necessary to prevent more expensive medical and dental problems later in life. For this reason, Turquie santé strives to provide you with the best jaw surgery with the cheapest prices.