Double Jaw Surgery
3 – 4 Hours
14 – 18 Days
7 Days Post-op
1 – 2 Days
What is Double Jaw Surgery?
Who Needs Double Jaw Surgery?
- Troubles or discomfort with swallowing or chewing food.
- Congenital facial deformities.
- Acute pain due to chronic malocclusion.
- Severe facial asymmetries.
- Large spaces between upper and lower teeth.
- Excessively elongated face structure, or high gum exposure when smiling.
- Excessive protrusion or retraction of the chin.
Planning For Double Jaw Surgery
Double Jaw Surgery Methods
1. In the cases of a protruded mouth
There are two surgery methods which can be used to retract the jaws. The choice of surgery method would depend on the severity of the protrusion.
2. Double Jaw Surgery
Double jaw surgery is a procedure known as Bimaxillary Osteotomy, which helps to retract protruded upper and lower jaw at the same time.
In this method, the upper and lower jaws are fractured in specific angles after making an incision inside the mouth. Then the bones will be moved to the most appropriate position, fixing them with metal pins and, sometimes, plaques to prevent this position from shifting in the recovery phase.