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Upper Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

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Upper Jaw Surgery

Upper Jaw Orthognathic Surgery

Upper jaw surgeries for the purpose of aesthetics and functions are being performed since the early 1900’s. The procedures have evolved considerable from then. The process of surgery is now more predictable and in a matter of few hours the jaw correction is achieved.

Are you the right candidate?

You may be a candidate for upper jaw surgery if you have the following

  • Gummy smile
  • Long face
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Open bite of the front teeth
  • Forceful closure of lips
  • Tilted Smile line
  • Small jaw in profile

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What should you ask during consultation?

Some are the questions which you should ask you consulting doctor before you decide for the treatment

Will I get braces or wires over my teeth?

At Royal Cosmognathic we specialize in cosmetic jaw correction surgery. The traditional method of jaw correction is to align the teeth with wires and braces and then perform the surgery. Post which a realignment is needed. But in cases where you need is urgent an alterative to the traditional approach may be needed. In this approach, the surgery is performed first and then the teeth are aligned. The teeth can be aligned using wires and braces or by veneers and crowns. Hence a treatment which used to take 2 to 3 years to finish can now be performed in a matter for few weeks to days.

How long do I have to take a vacation?

All patients post surgery respond differently. But in cases of upper jaw surgery the recovery is faster. It usually take a couple of days of hospital stay and another couple of weeks for home rest. Medications are quite effective in managing the discomfort. You can start your routine from week 3 onwards.

Is the surgery scary?

Upper jaw surgeries are all performed from inside the mouth and under complete sedation. The anesthesia technique has become quite safe. As there is no scar on the face and the recovery from anesthesia is also quick.

How will I look after the surgery?

Immediately after the surgery you will be drowzy, with swelling over the face. In case of the upper jaw surgery the swelling will be around the midface. The swelling will subside in a couple of weeks. For final result one may have to wait for upto 6 months. With the help of CBCT and 3D technology, a predictable surgery can be performed. Hence the variation between the planned result and actual result is quite minimal.

How to Consult Royal Cosmognathic?

If you live in Mumbai then it is preferable to have an in-suite consultation. But in case you are planning to travel then a tele consultation can also be done.

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