Orthognathic surgery is an intervention with minimal surgical risks that allows to modify the facial bones to achieve a correct occlusion in only 120 minutes.
what is orthognathic surgery
Orthognathic surgery is responsible for modifying the facial skeleton, the skull, in order to achieve a correct occlusion (that the top teeth fit with the teeth below) and a better facial aesthetic. This intervention is the existing surgery, to this day, that can best change, for good, the face.
Today, thanks to three-dimensional (3D) planning, we can make a complete diagnosis and plan the intervention, being able to correct any type of asymmetry or defect of the skull with great precision.
This technology not only makes us much more precise in the execution of the intervention, but also shortens the surgical time minimizing the risks.
Types of orthognathic surgery and pathologies you can correct
In the orthognathic surgery we can modify the following areas of the face, in order to achieve the objectives indicated above:
- the jaw,
- any other element or any facial bone element
With this type of surgery we can correct pathologies affecting both projection defects and hyperprojection of the jaw or jaw, both in unison or any type of facial asymmetry.
Risks and advantages of orthognathic surgery
Today the surgical risks are minimal, thanks to a good accomplishment of the surgical steps and with the planning in 3D.
On the contrary, the advantages are substantial, since it can be carried out in a 120 minute intervention and the patient leaves the hospital the day after the operation, avoiding long stays, income in the Intensive Care Unit (Uci) or transfusions Blood.