We are often seeing people who are interested in getting their jaw corrected if they do not properly align with each other. Corrective jaw surgeries are even known as the orthognathic. It is a procedure which is performed by the maxillofacial and the oral surgeons. However, such surgeries are conducted when women attain the age of 14 to 15 years, and the man attains the age of 17 to 21 years. It is done at the age when the growth mechanism has stopped. The surgical operations and procedures are always performed for correcting functional problems.
When are the Jaw Surgeries Required?
Certain conditions suggest the need for taking corrective jaw surgery. This includes difficult in either biting or chewing of the food, difficulty in the swallowing mechanism, excessive wear and tear of teeth, chronic jaw pains along with headaches. Other reasons might include open bite, an unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side portions, birth issue or facial injuries, receding chin, sleep apnea, protruding jaw, or straining to meet the lips.
Any surgeon firstly evaluates the condition of the patient to find out whether you qualify for the surgery or not. Further, he determines the most appropriate surgical procedure to be performed. The entire treatment procedures might even take a few years. The surgeons firstly make their patients understand the entire procedures and required commitment even from the patient’s end. Once agreed to go with the surgical work, the dental teams work to provide you the best results.
Jaw surgery in Yanhee hospital (ตัดกราม ยันฮี, which is the term in Thai) is quite commonly done. Benefits one could avail from such surgical procedures include:
- It helps in making both the chewing and biting procedure quite easier. The entire procedure works to improve the chewing function on the whole.
- It corrects the facial imbalance if any and at the same time improves the appearance of deficient chins, overbites, crossbites, and underbites.
- It minimizes or eliminates the excessive wear and tear or the teeth breakdown that are in use.
- It even helps to improve the gummy smile. Often it is found that people dislike when the lip fails to close completely, which shows the large sections of gums.
So, therefore, it can be said that the jaw surgeries help to correct all the abnormalities and facial defects due to injury if any.