What Is Orthognathic
the orthopedic surgery of the jaws and facial structure.
“Orthognathic Surgery” means “Surgery that puts the jaws straight”. It is designed to reestablish a good dental occlusion after the patient experienced skeletal disharmonies and a facial and joint balance.
To summarize, Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery is addressing the surgical correction of important disorders of Maxilla (Upper Jaw), Mandible (Lower jaw) or Chin. Indeed All orthodontic problems are impossible to treat with braces.
Discover the before and after transformations of people just like you who changed more than just their smiles with Invisalign Center’s Orthognathic Surgery In Dubai.
What to expect? why choose us?
Because we have the Best “Orthognathic Surgeon in Dubai”. The Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgeries are performed by experienced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Our clinic is extremely proud of having the expert Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Philipe Chanavaz, one of the top Surgeons in the world.
STEP 1: Initial Detection of Jaw/Orthognathic disorder, generally after a visit to the Orthodontist.
STEP 2: Orthodontic Preparation Phase:
Carried out by our Specialist Orthodontics.
A dental appliance is set up by the orthodontist to properly realign
the teeth of each jaw. The duration of this preparation varies from
6 to 18 months approximately.
STEP 3: Jaw/Orthognathic Surgery:
Carried out by one of our Expert Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, after an initial thorough examination conducted by Dr Philippe CHANAVAZ. This Surgery – normally conducted under General Anesthesia – lasts around 1 to 3 hours. The patient needs to plan 2 to 3 days of hospitalization. The upper and / or lower jaws are repositioned opposite one another.
STEP 4: Orthodontic Finishing Phase:
Carried out by our Specialist Orthodontics.Typically, this Post-surgery Orthodontic treatment lasts around 6 months The dental appliance is still kept a few months after the surgical procedure in order to obtain the most perfect dental occlusion possible.
What are the indications for Orthognathic Surgery?
Corrective Jaw Surgeries benefit patients who experience:
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- TMJ Pain/Disorders
- Receding or protruding chin
- Abnormal wear of the teeth
- Bites disorders: Open bites, Overbites, Underbites
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Insufficient growth of the Maxilla creating a Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
There are three main interventions that reposition the jaws properly:
1. Upper Jaw Surgery = Maxillary Osteotomy
2. Lower Jaw Surgery = Mandibular Osteotomy
3. Chin Surgery = Genioplasty to correct 2 different disharmonies of the chin:
- Retrogenia: Posterior position of chin. The characteristic of Retrogenia is a receding chin. Occlusion is normal.
- Progenia: Anterior position of the chin. The characteristic of Progenia is a prominent chin, Occlusion is normal.
Depending on your particular case, our surgeon Dr Philippe or Dr Pierre will suggest you operate either a single jaw or both jaws at the same time (this is called Bi-maxillary surgery). Chin surgery can be performed alone, or in combination with one of the other surgeries.
What Makes Our Treatment Different?
Dr. Philippe Chanavaz
Dr. Philippe is specialized in Implant and Bone Augmentation surgery and Orthognathic Surgery with a particular focus on Immediate Loading (full arch), early age dental implants and minimally invasive bone augmentation surgery.
Dr. Philippe constantly strives to improve and update his medical repertoire and since graduating in 1998 has achieved a plethora of medical diplomas including:
• Postgraduate in Microsurgical techniques
• Postgraduate in Implant and Reconstructive Surgery
• Postgraduate in Orthognathic Surgery
• Postgraduate in bucco-dental and Maxillo-Facial Expertise
• Master’s Degree in Biological and Human Sciences
What Our Happy Clients Say
“I highly recommend the Orthognathic Surgery from the Invisalign Center! Their staff members are very accommodating and the results are outstanding!”
“I only trust the Invisalign Center for my Orthognathic procedure. They are very professional and will guide you through the process from pre-treatment to aftercare. The results are amazing!”
“I strongly suggest the Invisalign Centre for Orthognathic Surgery! Their employees are really kind and the surgery went quite well.”
“Honestly, the Invisalign Centre is your go-to place for Orthognathic surgery. The staff is so helpful, and post-op results look amazing.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it can, in a good way. But, this depends on the kind of condition you get your surgery for. The tongue and the teeth are instrumental in pronunciations. When you reconstruct your jaw, it brings slight changes to the tongue and teeth positions. This can result in vocal changes. You can experience clarity in your voice and a change of vocal frequencies.
Under orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery, the majority of the incisions are hidden inside the mouth. No scars will be visible outside. Apart from this, the oral mucosa or gum tissue inside your mouth has great healing capacity, the scarring inside the mouth is also minimal. Usually, for these scars to go away, it will take between 9 and 12 months.
Your proposed surgery will be done using sophisticated dental technologies that allow the surgeon to see the millimetres and degrees of movements that need to be made in all the dimensions of your jaw to bring your teeth to expected results, proper bite or to achieve symmetry of the face. You will also get plaster models made of your teeth and photos that you can refer to.
The recovery and follow up stages depend on the type of surgery you get done and whether or not other procedures were combined. The recovery phase generally comes with certain diet and physical activity restrictions. Usually, you will have to meet your surgeon for the first follow up ten days after the surgery. The number of follow-ups will vary based on your progress.
In orthognathic surgery, the jaws are correctly positioned through bone plates and screws specially designed to keep your jaw in optimal shape to deliver expected results. Depending on your condition, you may also have the jaws held together using wire or orthodontic rubber bands during the early healing process, so no movements disturb the new position.