Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is the branch of maxillofacial medicine that deals with the correction of deformities or abnormalities of the facial skeleton and teeth.
It allows the jaws to be moved into a more favorable position to eliminate disparities between the upper and lower jaws.
Jaw surgery in Turkey may be indicated before or during orthodontic treatment, or even after the removal of braces.
- Patients wishing to change the facial appearance to heart-shaped, "V" or rounded
- Patients with misaligned jaw or skeletal deformities
- Edema on the face
- Stuffy nose
- About 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
Maxillofacial procedure in the Best Clinics in Turkey
Maxillofacial surgery helps straighten or realign the upper and lower jaws, correcting skeletal deformities such as:
- Receded or prominent jaws
- An open bite (inability to close the mouth)
- A protruding lower jaw
Depending on the specific reason for the surgery, such as an open bite or a protruding lower jaw, the jaw may be lengthened or shortened. It can also be moved forward or backward, up or down, resulting in a more aligned bite and improving facial appearance.
While most jaw surgeries are performed for corrective and functional reasons, it is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in facial aesthetics. Indeed, the fit of the jawline has a significant impact on your appearance.
The advice of a highly qualified doctor is necessary for this kind of surgery, as it is a complicated surgical procedure.
The preoperative phase
You will discuss with your surgeon in detail your concerns, expected results, pros and cons of the surgery, and how the procedure will be performed in Istanbul.
In most cases, your surgeon will work with an orthodontist and other dental specialists to carefully plan surgery and treatment after operation. It will use imagery and impressions of your jawbone and teeth. Finally, a presentation of typical results will be reviewed along with a schematic representation of the surgical procedure.
The process of orthognathic surgery
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 jaw reduction 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).
Recovery from Jaw reduction surgery
There are steps to achieve the desired results. Foremost, 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 sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO). 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 prognathism.
After the jaw operation, there will be an orthodontic completion. It is a fairly long stage that can last a few months before full recovery. 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.
Jaw reduction Surgery Cost in Turkey
Factors that may influence correctivejaw surgery price include the severity of the jaw misalignment and the type of surgery required. Your location, the hospital or the clinic that treats you, and the complications that arise during treatment can all make a difference. Unlike genioplasty which is a cosmetic procedure, this surgery is considered a medical procedure and can therefore be partially reimbursed by the mutual insurance company.
In general, corrective jaw surgery in Istanbul, Turkey is considered a medical procedure, not an aesthetic procedure, and its cost is variable. 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 at the cheapest prices.
You can submit a request for a free personalized quote concerning the cost of corrective jaw surgery with our partner hospitals and clinics in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Antalya, and Bursa. You can also ask for a free online consultation with the best doctors and surgeons by sending your medical file through the link below.
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With our clinics in Turkey, it is possible to undergo a jaw surgery starting from the age of 16 years old.
It differs from a person to another. In the hospital, your pain will be relieved by morphine. Once you are at home, you will be given strong painkillers for at least 10 days. After that, the pain will fade and the prescribed dose will be reduced.
The scars due to the incisions would be inside the mouth. Therefore, they would be invisible.
Usually, patients do not complain of discomfort or pain due to plates and screws attached to their jaws after their recovery.
The success rate of maxillofacial surgery with our clinics in Turkey is 80%.