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Orthognatic Surgery Mexico

Orthognathic Surgery Mexico

Cancun Dental Design specializes on Orthognatic Surgery in fact our facilty might be one of the only dental clinics in Mexico with a Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon that offers Surgery First - Orthognatic Surgery.

Let's start explaining what is orthognathic surgery? Orthognathic surgery is a science, known as the branch of dentistry in charge of the study prognostic and surgical treatment of dentofacial anomalies or deformities.

Also known as Double jaw correction or (Corrective Jaw Surgery)

Orthognathic Surgery is the process of repositioning the upper jaw or lower jaw in order to re align the bite and fix overbite or underbite problems of patients. All Surgical orthodontics are performed by our internatonally renown Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.

This surgical proccess might not be as famous as a rhinoplasty or other facial cosmetic surgeries, but it has a great history throughout the annals of surgery.

Is Orthognathic Jaw Surgery In Mexico An Option For Me?

Usually patients who come to Cancun Dental Design are patients that are already diagnosed by their orthodontist and are looking for an affordable way to have jaw surgery in Mexico.

Getting Jaw Surgery will improve your look but overall your life quality improving your chewing, speaking, sleeping and breathing problems.

While the patient’s appearance may be dramatically enhanced by surgical orthodontics, orthognathic surgery is commonly performed to correct functional problems whos occlusion can't be  corrected by braces or orthodontic camuflage.

Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS / OMFS) but usually partnered with an orthodontist from the very begining he will ber involved in the planing and also in charge of the pre and post operatory alignment of the future occlusion

Orthognathic Surgery in Mexico
Oral and Maxillofacial Jaw Surgery in Mexico

Conditions that may indicate the need of corrective jaw surgery

On first place people who have a dentofacial deformity or a maxillofacial asymmetry.

Overbite: the patient has the mandible behind the upper jaw.

Underbite: the person has the jaw forward.

Asymmetries: the patient shows notable differences between the left and right sides of the face.

Open bite: when the upper and lower front teeth do not contact.

Just to clarify this deformities aren't congenital meaning patients adquire this lack or excess of the maxillaries overtime.

Overbite Surgery and Underbite Surgery 

This oseotomy techniques

are the two most common jaw realignment surgeries to fix overbite, underbite and open bite problems.

Underbite Surgery: The Bilateral Sagittal Split is a lower jaw surgery performed on the mandible. This type of surgery allows to Advance or Retract de Mandible and fixate in the desired position to correct the occlusion .

Overbite Surgery: The Le Fort I surgery is a upper jaw surgery that consist on the Maxilar horizontal oseotomy over the line of the teeth that allows to reposition de maxilla on the correct position or inclination in the case of an Open Bite Surgery

Double Jaw Surgery: When this two types of intra-oral surgeries are performed on the same patient under General Anesthesia.

Jaw Surgery Price in Mexico

Orthognatic Surgery Costs Mexico

Double Jaw Surgery Cost

From: $12,000 USD

Line Surgery(Genioplasty)

 From: $11,000 USD

Orthognatic Surgery(One Arch)

From: $8,000 USD

Maxillofacial Dentist in Mexico

Sky talks about his jaw surgery experience in Cancun Dental Design and all the benefits of having orthognatic surgery in Mexico

Jaw Surgery Quote Or Information

Having Jaw Surgery Mexico

Having a surgical procedure outside of your country might sound risky at first but you dont have to worry about anything, in-fact in Cancun Dental Design we have an internationally renown Orthognathic Dentist early adopter of the "Surgery First Method"

We Walk You Thru All The Steps Of Getting Your Jaw surgery in Mexico With The Top Oral Maxillofacial Dentist In Mexico.

Jaw Surgery in Mexico Dr Raymundo Ramirez Lugo
Jaw Alignment Surgery Mexico

Comprehensive evaluation by our maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist 

Orthognathic surgery treatment consists of a surgical act with general anesthesia in a operating room

The maxillofacial surgeon examines the patient, reviews all available records, and discusses with patient and family the available jaw surgeries.

Our surgeons will discuss and focus on every part of the stomatognathic system (muscles, occlusion, chewing and swallowing functions.)

This discussion on achieving both functional and facial aesthetic goals. goes by hand with our orthodontist evaluating all the complete records, including posteroanterior, lateral, panoramic radiographies and transcranial (for tmj) 

All this studies are made to avoid maxillofacial surgery complications once we have all this records

State of the Art Digital Dental Planning for Oral and Maxillofacial evaluation

Thanks to Digital Dental Planning and the use of 3d scanning technologies we are able to recreate a digital model of the patient with 100% accurancy. 

Allowing us to take in count everything that is involved on a jaw surgery with complete precision. 

We are able to study the patient jaw bones, the nerves and the muscles taking a deep look into the swalllowing function, chewing function and breathing in order to plan your jaw surgery success.

Orthognatic Jaw Surgery Digital Planning
Jaw Surgery Angle Classification

Angle's Molar Classifiacation 

We diagnose our patients with Angle's clasification it's important to dont be missguided about the malocclusion of the teeth (usually corrected by braces) compared to the jaw missalignment (corrected with jaw surgery)

Class I malocclusion: Same as normal bite but with a light malocclusion caused by crowded teeth, rotations, or erratic positions of the teth.

Class II malocclusion: Retrognathic when the upper first molar is anterior to the first lower molar. 

Class III malocclusion: Prognathic when the upper first molar is posterior to the first lower molar.

"Surgery First" Method

Surgery First is a surgical methodology that has revolutionized the field of orthognathic surgery in recent years. It is defined as an alternative to the 3 step conventional procedure "orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, orthodontics".

Thus, Surgery First is presented as a methodological and technical revolution mainly for 5 reasons:

1. All patients who have their teeth well aligned and the only thing that is corrected is the existing disharmony between their jaw and maxilla, they can do without pre-surgical orthodontics.

2. The treatment time is shorter: 

3. The patient can choose the most convenient time for orthognathic surgery:

4.Free of braces before jaw surgery,

5. After the orthognathic surgery with Surgery First, The patient can enjoy the surgical results a few days after the intervention, when the inflammation disappears.

Surgery First Orthognathic Surgery

Jaw Surgery Process

Orthognathic surgery processon a traditional protocol involves 3 steps: 

1. Pre-surgery orthodontics 6, 12 or 18 months

2. Orthognatic surgery

3. Post surgery  orthodontics 6 to 18 months

Recently new methods like Surgery First reduce orthodontics to be from none to 6 months pre suregery for some qualified patients being:

1. Pre-surgery orthodontics  none to 6 months max

2. Orthognatic surgery

3. Post surgery orthodontics 6 to 18 months

Jaw surgery recover Phase

For the first 2 - 4 weeks you will be on a liquid diet with bandages on your mouth to prevent abrupt movement. Being on a liquid diet is sometimes frustrating but with the time you will start feeling better after that you will start being able of talking and chewing soft foods.

OMFS Raymundo -Orthognatic surgery in Mexico

Jaw Surgery Dentists in Mexico

The renowed Odontologist Raymundo Ramírez Lugo specialized on Dental Surgeon with specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is an expert in wisdom teeth, orthognathic surgery and dental implants. He has more than 20 years of experience in various prestigious institutions. Thanks to this, Dr. Ramírez Lugo is recognized as one of the best doctors specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Mexico.

Orthognathic Jaw Surgery Risks

The ideal patient to have orthognathic surgery must be young and healthy because this type of sugeries involves big complications  anesthesic and surgery and the patient has to agree with this risks in order to have jaw surgery, so which are the risks:

1. General Anesthesia Any patient who is under general anesthesia no matter if its jaw surgery or other surgical procedure might have their life on risk 

2. Paresthesia (Nerve Damage)

3. Infeccions post surgery

4. Necrosis


Post Orthogntic Surgery Diet

Eating after jaw surgery is one of the most common asked questions everyone heals at different speed but here is a  4  stage Diet you can follow :

1.Clear Water Diet (First 3 days)

2.Liquid Diet (First days at home blended with nutritional supplements)

3. Soft Diet (3 weeks after surgery)

4. Normal Diet (6 weeks after surgery)

Jaw Surgery Before and After - Orthognathic Surgery Results

Age: 27th / Suffering: Class II dentofacial deformity with vertical excess of the maxilla.

Preop orthognathic surgery case woman
Postop orthognathic surgery case woman

Jaw surgery Before and After Orthognathic Surgery Results

Age: 27th / Suffering: Class III with asymmetry (retreatment).

Preop orthognathic surgery case girl
Postop orthognathic surgery case girl

(Genioplasty) Facial countouring in Canun

You usually don't imagine a dentist as the first thing that comes to your mind when talking about plastic surgery but.. after reading about other facial surgeries like Orthognatic or Double Jaw surgery now you understand all the process behind facial countouring. 

Having an internationally renown Maxillofacial surgeon working on a cosmetic surgery guarantees that all functionalities, muscles and nerves will be the #1 priority at every phase of your treatment.

V-line Surgery

Having a defined and slim face is a popular facial surgery:

V line surgery started in oriental countries like japan and korea but it has become really popular through all the world since having a slim face is an aesthethic quality not limited by a country or ethnicity.

V-Line Surgery



$11,000 USD

Short Chin Surgery

This type of mandibular advancement is for patients who have a normal occlusion (bite) but their lower chin is short.

You dont need a chin implant since is almost the same surgery as a double jaw surgery without the orthodontic focus.

Short Chin Surgery



$11,000 USD