Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
We are going to talk about Orthognathic surgery which is a corrective jaw surgery. This surgical proccess even if is not as famous as a rhinoplasty or other facial cosmetic surgeries, but it has a long way on the surgical history.
Also known as Double jaw correction 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.
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 for patients who have dentofacial anomalies or deformities that are too severe for braces or orthodontic camouflage.
Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS / OMFS) to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the Jaw misalingment and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (tmj).
Maxillofacial Dentist in Mexico
A collaborative approach between the orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon is imperative to successfully devise and execute a comprehensive treatment plan with predictable outcomes.
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Having Jaw Surgery Mexico
Orthognathic surgery to treat jaw discrepancy and malocclusion may be viewed variably by insurance and wont be covered on the US. Often, “medical necessity” is difficult to establish and substantiate.
The high cost combined with the pre and post braces for jaw surgery make people in the US look for alternatives.
Having jaw surgery outside of the country might be intimidating...
Cancun Dental Design renown maxillofacial surgeron Dr. Raymundo will take you step by step on your jaw correction procces.
Typically, most patients will solicit surgical evaluation based on the recommendation of their local dentist or orthodontist.
- Double Jaw Surgery
- V Line Surgery
- Orthognatic Surgery
- Short Chin Surgery
Comprehensive evaluation by our maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist
This treatment starts once a patient is diagnosed with a dentofacial deformity that needs a jaw correction,
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 we diagnose our patients with Angle's clasification.
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.
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.
5 Main Reasons why having jaw surgery in Cancun Dental Design worth the money.
- Prices are 70% cheaper than the U.S.A.
- A.D.A. Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Dentists
- Cancun Dental Design was rated #1 Dental Tourism Clinic in 2019
- 20 Years of Experience in complex Jaw Surgery cases
- Best Dental Quality and Top Quality Materials from U.S.A.
Conditions that may indicate the need of corrective jaw surgery
On first place people who have a dentofacial deformity or a maxillofacial asymmetry.
Just to clarify this deformities aren't congenital meaning patients adquire this lack or excess of the maxillaries overtime other conditions might be:
- Difficulty chewing or biting food
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headaches
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
- Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
- Facial injury
- Birth defects
- Receding lower jaw and chin
- Protruding jaw
- Inability to make the lips meet without straining
- Chronic mouth breathing
- Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)
Jaw Surgery Timeline of Treatment
Preoperative orthodontics holds as its basic objective the leveling and alignment of teeth over basal bone. Some specific goals may include correcting (reversing) dental compensation, establishing proper incisor inclination and transverse arch width, and maintenance of the dental midline.
The Orthognathic Surgery Phase
May include Maxillary or Mandibular Surgery, or both. Concomitant intranasal surgery with septoplasty and reduction of the inferior turbinate may be required to improve nasal airflow dynamics. Genioplasty and neck liposuction may also be considered in select patients to improve the overall aesthetic outcome.
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.
Braces for Jaw surgery treatment usually starts 4 to 6 weeks after the operation. Once final detailing of occlusion is completed by the orthodontist, a postorthodontic retention phase begins. Is important to counsel the patient period of recovery and the expected course of rehabilitation.
"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.
Jaw Surgery Before and After - Orthognathic Surgery Results
Age: 27th / Suffering: Class II dentofacial deformity with vertical excess of the maxilla.
Jaw surgery Before and After Orthognathic Surgery Results
Age: 27th / Suffering: Class III with asymmetry (retreatment).
Jaw Surgery Price in Mexico
Double Jaw Surgery Cost