What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Where Can I Have Orthognathic Surgery Performed in Nisantasi?
In cases where the jaw closures are not compatible with each other, where the lower or upper jaw is significantly in front, behind or asymmetrical compared to the other jaw, the jaws should be brought to the position they should be by correcting the skeletal structure. While this situation can be corrected with orthodontic treatment in developing children, orthodontic treatment alone is not sufficient when the patient reaches adult age. For the treatment of the problem in adult patients with jaw incompatibility, surgical procedure is also applied together with orthodontic treatment. This application is called orthognathic surgery. The orthognathic surgery treatment process is carried out by the orthodontist and surgeon working together. During the orthognathic surgery procedure, the orthodontist also takes part in the operation.
How does the orthognathic surgery treatment process progress?
When starting the orthognathic surgery process, first of all, the patient’s examinations are performed and the treatment process to be followed is determined.
Panoramic, cephalometric and 3D imaging of the patient are performed and the treatment path to be followed is determined. Until the orthognathic surgery procedure, orthodontic treatment is first applied to the patient. After determining the most appropriate treatment path for the patient, the orthodontic treatment process is initiated to correct tooth crowding.
This orthodontic treatment process, in which the bite of the teeth on the jaw is corrected, takes approximately 1 to 2 years. With the applied wire treatment, the teeth are brought to the required closing positions and the patient is prepared for the operation process. After the orthodontic treatment process is completed, the patient is examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. As a result of the examination performed by the surgeon using 3D imaging techniques, surgical planning is made and the patient is informed about the process.
After the patient’s consent for the surgical procedure is obtained, the surgical procedure is initiated. During the orthognathic surgery procedure, the orthodontist is also present in the operation. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the operation in cooperation with the orthodontist.
After the orthognathic surgery procedure, the patient’s final stage orthodontic treatment is started at the end of the healing process of approximately 1 month. After the orthognathic surgery procedure, orthodontic treatment is applied again to ensure that the positions of the teeth are permanent as a result of the first orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery procedure.
We offer you service in our clinic Klinik Nişantaşı in the heart of Nişantaşı for the treatment of all our adult patients who are uncomfortable with their jaw positions.