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Orthognathic surgery is performed on the jaw bones to transform their position and size. It involves repositioning of upper and lower part of jaw or chin in alignment. In some cases, bone is added, removed or reshaped. When the jaws are moved forward or backward, up or down, the soft tissues in the chin, lips, cheeks and tip of the nose move accordingly. Once the jaws are correctly positioned, the structure of the facial Skelton is changed and a harmony between the facial features is achieved.
If the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it may lead to gummy smile. More gum tissue may be visible which may not augment your beauty. The differences in the size and shape of the jaw bones can be corrected by Orthognathic surgery. The jaw size is reduced and is placed in a normal position to improve smile and appearance.
Nose shape is influenced by the shape of the upper jaw. In few cases, the sharpness of the nose is not visible as the upper jaw is too big. In such cases, correcting the size, shape and position of the upper jaw can give the nose a sharp look.
Jaw discrepancies are caused due to many reasons. These not only affects your facial appearance but also your bite, speech and chewing.
A detailed assessment and analysis of the face and facial bones is done before starting the treatment. Orthognathic surgery can give out immediate results and no external scars can be formed in this surgery.
Jaw correction surgery aligns the teeth and jaw into proper position for better health and appearance. In some cases, the surgery can enhance appearance, self esteem and facial appearance.