Orthognathic surgery is a technique that aims to reposition the jawbone to adopt its ideal position on the skull. It is done mainly to solve malocclusion and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
On the other hand, improves sleep apnea and snoring problems, when they are caused by retrognathia, ie when the jaw is too located rearwardly with respect to the cranium. The correction of the jaws through this surgery also brings harmony to the face.
Improvements in the occlusion of the upper jaw with the jaw are immediate after finishing the operation. To see the improvement in other aspects will have to wait a few weeks until desinflamen tissues.
Postoperative has improved recently thanks to the emergence of osteosynthesis. This involves treating bone fractures by using artificial parts to unite the fragments of broken bone. In addition, 3D planning has allowed simulate surgery patients before taking them out. Thanks to these developments, there has been an improvement in the precision of surgery and waiting times have decreased considerably.
Like most of maxillofacial interventions, orthognathic surgery is usually performed on children and youth in growth phase. In the case of women, usually made from four years after the first menstruation and in men, it is recommended to wait until they are 18 years