Correcting the jaws that do not align properly is a common reason for the jaw reduction surgery. Surgery is done, usually for women, aged 14 to 15 years and for males 17 to 21 years of age. Reconstructive surgery is performed on the jaw to fix functional problems.
Conditions that indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery
- Difficulty in cutting or chewing problems.
- Tmj pain or chronic jaw pain and headache.
- Unbalanced appearance of the face with side or forehead
- Chin congenital disability or facial injury reduction
- Sleep Apnea
- Dry mouth and difficulty in breathing.
Benefits of jaw reduction surgery include:
Helps to chew and bite easier. The process helps typically improve chewing function. Correct the face imbalance, which helps to strengthen the presence of missing chin, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Causes excessive corrosion and cracking teeth in the years you use and finish. Improves a “slack” smile, a condition where the lips are completely closed or show a large part of the gums
Restore the balance/symmetry of the lower characteristics of the face and center. Osteoarthritis and other jaw reduce the risk of diseases. A “soft” smile improves, where a lip covers the teeth. The surgeon learns that the processes need your commitment in the long run.
Therefore, they will try to guess the time required for treatment. When you are fully informed about your case including treatment options, the dental team will work with you to ensure the best results. Once the surgeon can restore the jaw during plastic surgery, the teeth will fit properly. Depending on the surgical procedures that can be done under anesthesia in the hospital in the face or jaw or medical center operating the office. Surgery can be done from one hour to several hours.