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Jaw Surgery

What is jaw surgery?

Jaw surgery is basically designed to correct jaw bone irregularities and align the jaw bone and teeth to improve their aesthetics and function. These changes would definitely help improve one’s appearance and quality of life.
Depending on where the correction is required, it can be divided into upper jaw surgery (maxillary) and lower jaw surgery (mandibular)
Upper jaw surgery involves the corrections related to lengthening, shortening, or rotating the upper jaw bone.
Lower jaw surgery involves the corrections related to shortening or lengthening the lower jaw bone.
Once the jaw is in the desired position, it is secured with titanium plates, which are completely biocompatible.

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Types of jaw surgery:

  1. Upper jaw surgery

Corrects the upper jaw by detaching the maxilla from the base of the nose and cheekbones. The entire upper jaw (including the roof of your mouth, upper teeth, and structures supporting the nose) is then repositioned to fit properly with your lower teeth and facial shape. The procedure corrects the dental bite, adjusts the smile line (the lip drape across the teeth), reshapes the nasal profile (the tip and septum), and improves nasal breathing.

  1. Lower jaw surgery

Lower jaw surgery can be used to repair a receding or protruding lower jaw. The jaw joints are separated from the bone that houses the teeth and chin during the procedure. Following that, the tooth-bearing jawbone is moved forward or backward, depending on the best adjustment and bite alignment. This procedure can improve the profile of the lower face, correct the crooked chin, and correct the dental bite (deviations or asymmetries).

  1. Chin genioplasty

Chin surgery can be used to enlarge a small chin (or to correct a severely receded lower jaw), correct chin asymmetry, or allow lip closure over the teeth (known as lip competence). This procedure can be done in conjunction with or without upper and lower jaw surgery. The end result improves the lower face profile and allows for the correction of a crooked chin.

Post-care after surgery:

  1. Take your pain relievers exactly as directed.
  2. Make sure you get plenty of rest.
  3. Report any problems as soon as possible.
  4. Begin slowly moving around again once you feel stronger.
  5. It is essential to consume a diet of soft, easy-to-eat (semi-fluid consistency) foods.


Jaw surgery can correct problems caused by misaligned upper and lower jaws. When orthodontic treatment has failed to solve your problem, jaw surgery may be an option.

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