Orthognathic Surgery Mexico
Cancun Dental Design specializes in Orthognathic Surgery in fact our facility might be one of the only dental clinics in Mexico with a Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon that offers Surgery First - Orthognathic 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 internationally renowned Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.
This surgical process might not be as famous as 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 camouflage.
Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS / OMFS) but usually partnered with an orthodontist from the very beginning he will be involved in the planning and also in charge of the pre and post operatory alignment of the future occlusion
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 acquire this lack or excess of the maxillaries overtime.
Overbite Surgery and Underbite Surgery
This osteotomy technique
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 the Mandible and fixate in the desired position to correct the occlusion .
Overbite Surgery: The Le Fort I surgery is an upper jaw surgery that consists on the Maxilar horizontal osteotomy 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 these two types of intra-oral surgeries are performed on the same patient under General Anesthesia.
Jaw Surgery Price in Mexico
Double Jaw Surgery Cost
From: $12,000 USD
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 orthognathic surgery in Mexico
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Having Jaw Surgery Mexico
Having a surgical procedure outside of your country might sound risky at first but you don't have to worry about anything, in-fact in Cancun Dental Design we have an international 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.
Comprehensive evaluation by our maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist
Orthognathic surgery treatment consists of a surgical act with general anesthesia in an operating room
The maxillofacial surgeon examines the patient, reviews all available records, and discusses with the 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 radiographs and transcranial (for tmj)
All these studies are made to avoid maxillofacial surgery complications once we have all these 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% accuracy.
Allowing us to take in count everything that is involved in a jaw surgery with complete precision.
We are able to study the patient's jaw bones, the nerves and the muscles taking a deep look into the swallowing function, chewing function and breathing in order to plan your jaw surgery success.
Angle's Molar Classifiacation
We diagnose our patients with Angle's classification it's important to don't be missguided about the malocclusion of the teeth (usually corrected by braces) compared to the jaw misalignment (corrected with jaw surgery)
Class I malocclusion: Same as a normal bite but with a light malocclusion caused by crowded teeth, rotations, or erratic positions of the teeth.
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 steps 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 Process
The Orthognathic surgery process on a traditional protocol involves 3 steps:
1. Pre-surgery orthodontics 6, 12 or 18 months
2. Orthognathic 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 surgery for some qualified patients being:
1. Pre-surgery orthodontics none to 6 months max
2. Orthognathic surgery
3. Post surgery orthodontics 6 to 18 months
Jaw surgery recovery 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.
Jaw Surgery Dentists in Mexico
The renowned Odontologist Raymundo Ramírez Lugo specialized in Dental Surgeon with a 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 surgeries involves big complications anesthetic 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. Infections post surgery
Post Orthogntic Surgery Diet
Eating after jaw surgery is one of the most commonly asked questions everyone heals at a 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.
Jaw surgery Before and After Orthognathic Surgery Results
Age: 27th / Suffering: Class III with asymmetry (retreatment).
(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 Orthognathic or Double Jaw surgery now you understand all the process behind facial contouring.
Having an internationally renowned 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.
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 aesthetic quality not limited by a country or ethnicity.
Short Chin Surgery
This type of mandibular advancement is for patients who have a normal occlusion (bite) but their lower chin is short.
You don't need a chin implant since is almost the same surgery as a double jaw surgery without the orthodontic focus.
Short Chin Surgery