Four key questions about orthognathic surgery

Written by: Dr. José Ignacio Iriarte Ortabe
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery corrects dentofacial alterations presented by patients. The occlusion problems they can not solve orthodontists the can solve us mobilizing the maxilla and mandible, on occasion chin, and thus will correct two issues: the bite problem and the problem aesthetic and functional they can patients having. Increasingly also operate patients who have the problem of sleep apnea, your airway is narrow, are snoring and even overnight stop, so to mobilize the jaw is going to allow correct this problem, we will increase the by air, we will change the position and give greater aesthetic facial patients and correct occlusion.


What deformities can be treated with orthognathic surgery?

Primarily we address issues of sleep apnea, airway obstruction. We treat facial asymmetry, patients with asymmetrical face, treat patients who have very advanced jaw and can not position well your teeth and treat patients with jaw far behind and have what is called bird face. The prognata, the bird face, asymmetrical and snoring are the four patients in principle as part of our fundamental objective of orthognathic surgery treatment.


How the planned intervention?

The intervention was planned right now incorporating three-dimensional technology. Through photographs patient and scan the patient we will be able to operate, it has to make the changes it needs both functionally and aesthetically, in a computer program, and this is going to affect surgery So we will have far fewer complications, surgery will be easier and we will have perfectly planned.


What kind of scars left? How is postoperative?

The orthognathic surgery we perform all the inside of the mouth and therefore have no external scar. Postoperative has improved greatly due to the three-dimensional planning and the progress we have in anesthesiology, so the patient within two days, three days can return home without any problems and without much inflammation.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ignacio Iriarte Ortabe
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Jose Ignacio Iriarte Ortabe is a specialist in maxillofacial surgery with a long and distinguished career as a professional, educational, academic and author of numerous book chapters and conference publications, as well as numerous awards and scholarships for their professional work. He is currently Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic Rotger, combines with his work activity in public health.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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