Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is a medical procedure that can help
correct jaw irregularities and improve your quality of life.

To define in more detail, jaw surgery involves physically
moving the bone of the jaw or adding or removing bone tissue to achieve
balanced proportions. This procedure can improve speech problems, enhance
chewing, fix facial proportions, improve breathing, alleviate sleep apnea, and
provide many other benefits.

At Tower Dental, our team of professional dentists from
various specializations work together to create a customized plan that provides
you with the best possible outcome. We use the latest digital technologies to
create realistic 3D models to help you visualize how the surgery will take
place and how it will affect your face. We involve you in every step of the
process to ensure that you are comfortable and informed.

Who is Suitable for Jaw Surgery?

To determine if you are suitable for corrective jaw surgery,
your dentist conducts a thorough examination and obtains X-rays to evaluate the
structure of your jaws. The multidisciplinary team assesses the severity of jaw
irregularities, takes into account your general state of health, and develops
an individualized treatment plan. It is important to note that orthodontics
must be tried beforehand, as many cases of jaw misalignment can be fixed with
traditional braces. Here are some factors that may indicate suitability for jaw

  •       Malocclusion
  •       Skeletal discrepancies
  •       Breathing difficulties
  •       Chronic jaw pain
  •       Facial imbalance
  •       Orthodontic preparation
  •       Functional impairments

How is Jaw Surgery Performed?

The process involves correcting misalignments or
abnormalities in your jaws to improve functionality, aesthetics, and overall
oral health. Before the surgery, a detailed evaluation, including imaging
studies like X-rays and 3D scans, is conducted to precisely plan the procedure.
The surgery is often carried out under general anesthesia to ensure the patient
is comfortable and pain-free during your operation. Since your doctor will
perform the operation through the mouth, scars will not be visible.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes precise incisions
inside your mouth, avoiding visible external scars. Depending on your specific
needs, various techniques may be employed, such as cutting and repositioning
the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible), or both. Once the repositioning
is completed, the surgeon may use screws, plates, or other fixation devices to
secure your bones in their new alignment. This promotes proper healing and
stability. In some cases, bone grafts may be necessary to address skeletal
defects or enhance stability.

What to Expect After Corrective Jaw Surgery?

The results of corrective jaw surgery are immediate, but
healing takes time. Typically, initial healing takes around 6 weeks, but final
results can take up to 12 weeks. For better results, orthodontic treatment
should begin after 6 months to ensure that your alignment is perfect. You may
experience temporary swelling, bruising, and some discomfort after the surgical
procedure, these are expected reactions. In the first few days after surgery,
you should use prescribed pain management and anti-inflammatory medication to
relieve any pain and reduce swelling.

It may also be possible to minimize swelling by applying ice
packs to the operation site. You are advised to follow a soft or liquid diet
during this period and gradually switch to a normal diet as the healing process
progresses. You must maintain proper oral hygiene throughout the healing
process. Your surgical site should be gently cleaned as instructed by your
specialist to prevent possible infection and promote healing. You may also be
fitted with temporary orthodontic elastics or other devices to help align and
stabilize your jaw.

Why Should You Have Jaw Surgery at Tower Dental?

In our modern and sterile clinic, we perform the best dental
treatments in Turkey. We must act together on this journey. It is important to
understand that the time to full recovery can vary depending on the complexity
of the surgery and individual factors. Your patience, commitment to
post-operative care, and co-operation with the healthcare team are key elements
for you to achieve successful outcomes and enjoy the long-term benefits of
maxillofacial surgery.

In summary, corrective jaw surgery is a highly effective
medical procedure that can provide numerous benefits. At Tower Dental, our team
of professionals will work with you to create a customized plan and provide the
best possible outcome. Contact us now for more detailed information about
Turkey jaw surgery costs, and the procedure and to schedule a consultation
right away

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