A surgical jaw procedure, otherwise known as orthognathic surgical procedure, addresses and corrects inconsistencies of the jaw bones and realigns the teeth and the jaw to further enhance the manner in which they function while also contouring chin area. Making these adjustments may likewise further develop the facial appearance and chin structure. The surgical procedure generally can be done inside the mouth region, so that no facial scars appear on the jaw, chin or surrounding the mouth. Notwithstanding, in some cases little cuts might be expected on the external part of the mouth. 

The surgical jaw procedures for the most part can be performed inside the mouth region, so that minimal to no facial scars show on your jaw, chin region or around the mouth. Be that as it may, here and there little incisions might be expected on the external part of the mouth.

Your specialist will make cuts in the jawbones and move them into the right position. When your jaw development is finished, little bone plates, screws, wires and elastic groups might be utilised to get the bones into their new position. These screws, which are smaller than a section utilised for supports, become incorporated into the bone design over the long run.

Now and again, in some cases additional bone might be added to the jaw. Your specialist will move the bone from your hip, leg or rib and protect it with plates and screws. In different cases, bone might be reshaped to give an aesthetic look. This medical procedure might be performed as a double jaw surgery (upper jaw and lower jaw), on the chin,  or any mix of these.

Treatments

Jaw reduction surgery is predominantly used to treat the following; 

  • Make chewing and biting simpler and further enhance biting on the whole
  • Address issues with gulping or speaking
  • Limit over the top wear and breakdown of the teeth
  • Address chomp fit or jaw closure issues, for example, when the molars contact yet the front teeth don't contact 
  • Correct any facial asymmetry, like little jaws, underbites, overbites and crossbites
  • Work on the capacity of the lips to completely close easily
  • Ease any discomfort or pain brought about by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problem and other jaw issues
  • Fix facial injury or defective birth issues
  • Give alleviation to obstructive sleep apnea
  • Saggy and loose chin
  • Undefined jawline/chin

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