February 17, 2024
Dental Health | General

Redesigning Faces –  renewed smiles with corrective jaw surgeries

We are often bombarded with this question, why aren’t you smiling, is everything ok? While everything couldn’t be better on our end, some of us just can’t smile to reciprocate the inner joys and happiness. Well, that is where we come in. And this is exactly why, you should continue reading this blog where we talk about Orthognathic surgeries. 


What is an Orthognathic surgery?

Sounds complex but we will simplify it for you. Orthognathic surgeries commonly known as corrective jaw surgeries help to realign the teeth and jaws thus improving function and correcting the irregularities in the jaw bones. The surgery involves making precise cuts in the jawbones and repositioning them to achieve a better alignment. This can address problems such as overbites, underbites or other irregularities that may affect a person’s ability to chew, speak or even breathe properly.

Orthognathic surgery is the primary treatment option for people with severe dentofacial abnormalities. For them, orthodontics such as braces won’t alone get the job done and hence would need orthognathic surgery done. Post surgery, braces are worn on the teeth during the healing phase, until alignment and healing are complete.

The million-dollar question. 

The next big question that gets asked is where do I get my Orthognathic surgery done? Enter Kamala Dental Hospital and Surgical Centre – the most sought-after specialist dental hospital in Trivandrum, Kerala. With more than 24 years of experience, Dr. Segin Chandran, our chief surgeon, designs and performs these treatment procedures with the assistance of a team of dedicated and specialised Orthodontists, Associate Dental Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Speech Therapists. With state-of-the-art equipment combined with collective expertise spanning decades, Kamala Dental Speciality Clinic truly is a crest above the rest when it comes to finding the best ⁠maxillofacial surgeons in Trivandrum. 

The sequence of events of an Orthognathic Surgery

It all starts with a consultation where an assessment and a thorough checkup of the teeth and jaws are done. In all likelihood, you will be asked to wear braces by our orthodontist. This could go for 12 to 18 months before the surgery and to a great extent, help to level and align your teeth as well. 

Your treatment plan will be developed together by our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Segin Chandran and his team of orthodontists. Part of the planning process for your jaw surgery involves taking X-rays, photos, and models of your teeth.

To aid with tooth mobility and to shorten the time you spend wearing braces, three-dimensional CT scanning, computer-guided treatment planning and temporary orthodontic anchoring devices may be utilised as the case may be. These future-ready equipment and procedures occasionally eliminate the need for jaw surgery as well. 

Virtual surgical planning or VSP in short, is sometimes utilised to direct the surgeon in fitting and adjusting the position of the jaw segment during the surgery to help achieve optimum results. Thankfully, all these are available at ⁠Kamala Dental Specialty Hospital, Trivandrum. 

Surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia. A two to four-day hospital stay is also required for the surgery and post-op care. Generally, the surgery can be done inside the mouth, meaning that there won’t be any visible scars on the jaw, chin or lips. But in some rare cases, the surgeon might need to make a few little incisions outside of the mouth as well.

In this case, the jaw bones are moved into the proper position by your surgeon. After this has been done, the bones would be fastened into place using screws, wires and tiny bone plates. An extra bone may occasionally be inserted into the jaw. Your hip, leg or ribcage bone is transferred by the surgeon, who then attaches it with plates and screws. In some situations, reshaping the bone might improve the fit.

Post surgery, the jaw normally heals partially in six weeks, but fully in up to twelve weeks. About six weeks after the initial healing of the jaw, our orthodontist starts the brace alignment process. It could take a few years to complete the orthodontic procedure, involving braces and surgery. Retainers can be used to maintain the tooth position after braces are taken off.

Why you should take the Orthognathic surgery?

Correcting the alignment of your jaws and teeth with jaw surgery can result in a balanced appearance of your lower face, improved function of your teeth, health benefits from improved sleep, breathing, chewing and swallowing, improvement in speech impairments, improved appearance and improved self-esteem.

Kamala Dental  Specialty Clinic has all the advanced diagnostic and planning software, surgical armamentarium and expertise required to carry out these surgical procedures with the utmost precision and to provide the most superior outcomes.

Undergoing orthognathic surgery is a significant decision that can have a major impact on a person’s smile, let alone their quality of life. Here are some potential merits of getting orthognathic surgery at Kamala Dental with Dr. Segin Chandran, a reputed maxillofacial surgeon based out of Trivandrum. 

Expertise: Dr. Segin Chandran’s extensive experience as a maxillofacial surgeon provides patients with the best healthcare that could be made available to them. As a patient, they can rest assured that Dr. Segin and his team at Kamala Dental have the knowledge and proficiency that it takes to perform dental surgeries of any complexity. 

Comprehensive Care: Kamala Dental offers comprehensive care for orthognathic surgery patients. This includes pre-surgical assessments, precise surgical procedures and thorough post-operative care, ensuring that patients receive consistent and comprehensive treatment throughout their surgical journey.

Patient Satisfaction: With a renowned surgeon like Dr. Segin Chandran, patients may experience a higher level of satisfaction with the results of their orthognathic surgery. The combination of skill, experience and a patient-centred approach to care contributes to positive outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.

Advanced techniques and technology: A reputable maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Segin Chandran has access to advanced surgical techniques and top-of-the-line technology, which can enhance the precision and effectiveness of orthognathic surgeries. This leads to better surgical outcomes and reduced recovery times for patients.

Individualized treatment: Kamala Dental Clinic’s experience and expertise enable us to provide individualised treatment plans for each patient based on their unique needs and goals. Tailoring the surgical approach to each patient’s specific condition leads to more personalised and effective care.

Reputation: Choosing a renowned surgeon and a reputable dental facility such as Kamala Dental can give patients confidence and trust in the care they will receive. A strong reputation can be indicative of the quality of service and care provided to patients.

Orthognathic dental surgeries are here to stay and all for the right reasons. Individuals need to consider and evaluate the best orthognathic surgeon who comes along with top facilities to conduct the surgery as well.  Look no further as the best maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Segin Chandran is available at Kamala Dental Specialty Clinic to discuss your specific needs, treatment options and potential outcomes. Book your appointment with us now at Kamala – where precision Meets aesthetics!

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