Full details of orthognathic surgery

Written by: Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Orthognathic surgery is a procedure during which a set of surgical techniques to place the jaws in an ideal position and correctly apply. The goal is always to achieve adequate aesthetics and good occlusion.


Orthognathic surgery: techniques applied

CirugiaOrtognatica In maxillofacial surgery , the ideal treatment to correct a malformation of the jaws is orthognathic surgery is performed and multidisciplinary including: orthodontists, periodontists, implantologists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, physiotherapists and other specialists.

Not always changes are made in one intervention, because sometimes deformity requires slow and gradual correction to overcome the resistance of the soft tissues, especially when the procedure is performed early.

Furthermore, minor aesthetic techniques are performed simultaneously while other larger corrections require a second operation.


Consequences in an untreated patient

A patient who has not undergone orthognathic surgery, although it is true that you can lead a completely normal life, yes that coexist with certain minor malocclusions. The most severe consequences involve psychological and functional problems such as early loss of teeth, increased incidence of periodontal disease and caries or functional disorders of the temporomandibular joint.


Orthognathic surgery postoperative

There is an inflammation that persists for weeks, although it can perform normal social life about 10 days when it has already yielded most acute edema. However, some swelling for weeks and even months persists.

The care that must be followed are: a soft diet and optimal oral hygiene, which is sometimes difficult. Postoperatively the complementary orthodontic treatment begins, usually with elastic for a perfect final adjustment of occlusion.

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By Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eminent specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Bilbao Alonso is an expert in oral surgery, orthognathic and dental implants. Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Navarra in 1989, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Navarra and a Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2013.

With more than 20 years of experience, he has combined his assistance with teaching, being a teacher of different postgraduate courses. He has been President of the Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SECOM) and Member of the National Commission of Specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, belonging to the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality.

He is currently Director of the AB Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic , where he directs a team of great professionals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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