Orthodontics for Orthognathic Surgical Treatment in Dubai, UAE
Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is a procedure that addresses irregularities of the jaw that can impact proper function and facial appearance. Individuals may require this multi-faceted treatment if they have a misaligned jaw that cannot be corrected through orthodontic appliances alone. At Precision Dental Clinic, we partner with specialists for skilled surgical orthodontics and orthognathic surgery treatment in Dubai, UAE. We handle what we do best, the orthodontic phase of treatment, while our surgeon-partners manage what they do best: the actual surgical realignment of the jaws. Together with our trusted surgical specialists, Specialist Orthodontist, Dr. Punit Thawani, restores the healthy teeth and jaw alignment that is required for optimal function, improved appearance, and enhanced well-being.
Phases in treatment
As with all treatments, our team at Precision Dental Clinic performs a thorough consultation, which includes any necessary x-rays or digital images. Again, we work closely with the orthognathic surgeon to coordinate treatment. Generally, this phased treatment involves:
- Orthodontic realignment before surgery
- Jaw realignment surgery
- Post-surgical orthodontic adjustments
Jaw and teeth movement are associated. So, typically, orthodontic treatment is done in conjunction with orthognathic surgery. Dr. Thawani tailors orthodontic care to your specific needs. He discusses how to care for your mouth when you wear braces, and the amount of time that is required before you can move on to the surgical step. Dr. Thawani’s work is critical; your teeth need to be repositioned so they’ll fit together properly once the jaws are moved.
Corrective jaw surgery is typically performed inside of the mouth, which means there are often no scars. In some cases, it may be necessary for tiny incisions to be made outside of the mouth. Orthognathic surgery can be performed on the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or a combination of both. Once the oral and maxillofacial specialist has realigned the jaw, it will be secured in place with wires and screws to maintain the new position. Following surgery, patients may experience some pain and swelling for several days that can be controlled with either prescription or over the counter pain medications.
As part of the healing process, your oral surgeon and Dr. Thawani monitor your progress. Since it’s so critical that your mouth remain healthy as you heal, they’ll discuss assistive devices and techniques to make it easier to keep your teeth and gums clean. You’ll also visit Precision Dental Clinic of Dubai, UAE again when it’s time for those fine adjustments to be made to your teeth post-surgery. Braces may be removed within six to 12 months post-surgical treatment. Your partners in oral health will also discuss important after-care, such as nutrition, as an initial soft or liquid diet aids in proper and speedy healing.
Reasons this process may be in your future
The jaw is responsible for many functions. It plays a role in your speech, the to bite and chew unimpeded, and in healthy respiration. Your jaws also have a dramatic effect on your appearance, face shape, contours, and definition.
Whether you were born with a misaligned jaw or suffered from an injury that caused it, correcting these imbalances are vital to improved function. Jaw surgery may be recommended in the following scenarios:
- Improve biting and chewing functionality
- Correct issues with speech
- To minimize worn down teeth
- To improve facial symmetry
- Correct congenital defects
- Relieve TMJ pain
- Alleviate unexplained headaches or neck pain
- Repair facial injury
- Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Schedule your consultation today
If you have congenital defects, bite problems, difficulty chewing or swallowing, chronic jaw pain, obstructive sleep apnea, or traumatic injury to the face, let’s start you on the road to health and an improved quality of life. Call Precision Dental Clinic in Dubai, UAE at 04 - 2756731 today. Our specialists and exceptional surgical partners look forward to working with you!