Frequently Asked Questions

Why Might I Require Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery may be necessary when there’s a significant misalignment in your jaw structure, which braces alone cannot correct. This procedure is essential for aligning your jaws properly to ensure effective orthodontic treatment.

What Can I Expect from Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery not only aligns your jaws for improved functionality but also can enhance your facial aesthetics. Post-surgery, patients often report better functionality in biting and chewing, clearer speech, and for some, a reduction in snoring issues.

Is Jaw Surgery Purely Aesthetic?

The primary goal of jaw surgery is to correct functional problems with your jaw. While it often results in an improved facial profile, the focus is on restoring proper jaw function and alignment.

Will Plates and Screws be Involved in My Surgery?

In most jaw surgeries, plates and screws are utilized to secure the jaw in its new position. These are typically small, biocompatible, and designed to integrate seamlessly with your bone structure.

Will There Be Visible Scarring Post-Surgery?

Jaw surgery is predominantly performed inside the mouth, minimizing any external scarring. This approach ensures that there are no visible scars on your face.

Can MediSave or Insurance Cover the Surgery?

Yes, both MediSave and most insurance policies cover jaw surgery as it’s recognized as a medical necessity, not a cosmetic choice. Coverage details can vary, so we recommend checking with your specific plan.

Will I Need to Stay in the Hospital, and For How Long?

Hospital stays vary depending on the complexity of the surgery. Typically, a short stay of a few days is required for monitoring and initial recovery.

Are There Specific Dietary Guidelines After Surgery?

Post-surgery, a soft or liquid diet is usually recommended for a few weeks. This is to ensure proper healing and to avoid putting stress on your newly aligned jaw.

When Can I Resume Regular Activities Post-Surgery?

Light activities can be resumed a few weeks after surgery, but it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercises for at least two months. Activities posing a risk to the face should be avoided for about six months.

What's the Timeline for Jaw Surgery Treatment?

The complete process, including pre-surgical orthodontics and post-surgical adjustments, typically spans 1.5 to 2 years. Some cases may allow for accelerated timelines.

Who Will Manage the Bite Correction Process?

Bite correction is usually managed by an orthodontist, who works in tandem with your surgeon to ensure the best possible alignment and functionality of your jaw post-surgery.

What's the difference between V Line Surgery & Orthognathic Surgery?

V Line Surgery is performed along the mandible & chin area. This type of surgery is purely for aesthetic reasons. However, Orthognathic surgery focuses on correcting misalignment of the upper & lower jaw.

What if my teeth are not aligned after the surgery?

There won’t be any misalignment after the surgery. Speak to our Oral Surgeon to know more information and to see the before & after photos.

Do I need to wear braces after the jaw surgery?

About 80 – 90% of the cases require braces after the surgery. Since the upper & lower jaws will be realigned, there will be change in your natural bite as well. Therefore, it is important to wear braces after the jaw surgery to re-calibrate your bite.

You may opt for the orthodontic treatment in our dental clinic or anywhere at your convenience.

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