How to fix your mandible and its functionality.  

JULY 1ST, 2021. 

Facial asymmetry, retracted maxilla, prominent mandibula, lack of cheekbones, small chin, sloping jawline and malocclusion. Those are some of the problems solved by orthognatic surgery. 

What is Orthognatic surgery? 

To put it simple, it is a procedure aimed to correct the position and alignment of facial bones, whether due to congenital malformation or to traumatic accidents. 

What areas are treated? 

Orthognatic surgery target specific facial bones, the maxilla (upper jaw) and the mandibula (lower jaw) and all connected facial bones. The goal is to relocate these bones in their correct position and restore their proper functionality. 

What are the common problems? 

  • Psychological issues, unpleasant aesthetic appearance, 
  • breathing difficulties, 
  • poor swallowing and digestion of food 
  • periodontal infections,  
  • malocclusion of one or both jaws 
  • chin retraction 
  • “neanderthal” protruding jaw 
  • non-existing cheekbones and/or sloping jawline 

which negatively affects the patient’s psychological condition and social relations at school, work or the daily environment. 

What is the best approach? 

In these cases, patients usually need to follow a two-step process: firstly, an initial orthodontic procedure is necessary to rebalance the occlusion of the teeth. In a second step, resort to surgery through which the upper and lower jaws are cut and reinstalled within the normal parameters. 

Who can solve these issues? 

Dr. Maen, being maxillofacial & reconstructive facial surgeon, plays the biggest role, as he studies the cases by analyzing the face using special programs to find out the defect of bone growth, whether in the upper jaw, lower jaw or both, while studying the condition of the teeth and facial symmetry in accordance with the approved international medical standards. 

What is the treatment plan? 

The medical condition is then diagnosed through four classifications: 

Class I: Minor problems with bone growth or overlapping teeth. 

Class II: the upper jaw protruding from the teeth more than the lower jaw and the face. 

Class III: the lower jaw protrudes from the teeth more than the front jaw and the face. 

Class IV: asymmetry in the growth of the facial bones. 

How is the procedure performed? 

Surgical intervention is performed on the bone by making incisions in the gum area from inside the mouth, so that there is no scar on the patient’s face. 

When the jaw is cut and repositioned, it is fixed with titanium plates designed to stay permanent, and within three to four weeks the patient returns to his normal life. 

What is the end result? 

The occlusion is modified hence the shape of the face is modified, whether from the front or side, with the adjustment of facial symmetry and restore of its functionality. 

In most cases, the case is re-evaluated after six months, when the patient’s desire is more aesthetic. 

Dr. Maen will recommend either non-invasive aesthetic procedures or facial implants for the jaw bones, or cheekbones or chin area to highlight them more, depending on the necessity of each case. 

As a result of these processes, patients have enhanced self-confidence, feel happier and are able to face life’s challenges with strength and serenity. 

Who can I ask for advice:  

For further information connect with Dr. Maen at Florentia Clinic: 

Tel: +971 43422000 

Mob: +971 568737444 



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