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What Are the Benefits of Double Jaw Surgery?

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
What Are the Benefits of Double Jaw Surgery? Orthognathic surgery, often known as double jaw surgery or maxillo-mandibular surgery, is performed to treat lower and upper jaw skeletal anomalies in the face. Orthognathic jaw surgery can move the upper or lower jaw entirely, but many patients need "double jaw surgery," which involves both the upper and lower jaws and the chin. Below are benefits of double jaw surgery.

Relieve Facial Pain

The surgery can also relieve severe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues and other jaw anomalies that cause face discomfort. An operation to place two jaws might be part of the TMJ treatment.

The TMJ connects the lower jawbone and the skull, which functions as a hinge. Pain in your jaw, cheek, or the area surrounding your ear may result from problems with this joint.

Balance Facial Features

Double jaw surgery helps to correct facial asymmetry brought on by the jaw not being aligned appropriately, large jaw, tiny chin, and gummy grin. The operation might resolve these problems, which would balance facial features.

Correct Jaw Size

You might have jaw anomalies if your jaws do not develop at the same pace. One jaw might be enlarged or underdeveloped. Combining this with jaw misalignment is possible. Double jaw surgery can correct uneven jaws. Your surgeon may decrease your jaws to make them more proportionate or move your lower jaw forward.

Correct Jaw Misalignment

The upper jaw and teeth usually fit slightly over the lower teeth. You can eat and speak normally with your jaw in this position. However, your upper and lower teeth cannot come together correctly if your jaws are not aligned properly.

Jaw misalignment can take a variety of forms, such as deep overbite, underbite, open bite, overlapping jaws, sideways jaws, and jaws that meet at an awkward angle (asymmetric jaws) During the surgery, your jaws may be rotated or moved to address these problems.

Enhance Jaw Function

Jaw alignment and size must be corrected for fundamental operations, such as biting, chewing, swallowing, speaking, and breathing. Double jaw surgery could be helpful if your jaw abnormalities make it difficult for you to do these tasks.

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