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.
The price of your Jaw surgery in Turkey with our partner hospitals is from 10000€
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).
What happens during the intervention in Turkey?
The operation is undertaken under general anesthesia after a pre-anesthesia consultation.
In most cases, the chin is approached by incisions of the oral mucosa (no external scars). The surgeon cuts the chin below the teeth so that it can be moved in the intended direction before the procedure. Then, the bone fragments are fixed by steel wires or titanium mini-plates (osteosynthesis). Stitches are placed in the mouth. They disappear in 2 to 4 weeks or are removed in consultation.
Several techniques make it possible to back a protruding chin: the surgeon can remove excess fat and fatty tissue, file the lower edge of the mandibular bone, or cut the excess bone (osteotomy) then reattach the front part of the chin.
For receding chin surgery, there are also different methods:
The implant: the prosthesis is concealed by the thickness of the fat and muscles of the chin.
Chin advancement osteotomy: the surgeon cuts the bone of the chin to create a bone fragment that is then advanced and secured in the desired position using metal plates and screws.
Bone graft: The surgeon collects the necessary graft from the nose when doing profiloplasty (nose and chin surgery) or elsewhere.
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.