Orthognatic Surgery

Orthognatic Surgery

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.
Orthognatic surgery is a procedure aimed to correct the position and alignment of facial bones, whether due to congenital malformation or to traumatic accidents.
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. The most common problems treated include: - Unpleasant aesthetic appearance, - Facial asymmetry - 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.
In these cases, patients usually need to follow a two-step process involving the joint skills and expertise of a Team of professionals: firstly, an initial orthodontic procedure is necessary to rebalance the occlusion of the teeth. The Orthodontist will take care of this step.
After the first step of orthodontic appliances is completed, the second step involves surgical intervention, through which the upper and lower jaws are cut and reinstalled within the normal parameters.

Dr. Maen, being one of the best Maxillofacial & Reconstructive Facial Surgeons in the MENA region, plays the biggest role, as he studies the cases by analyzing the face using special softwares 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.
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.
In this second step, surgery 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 patients return to their normal life.
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.

Orthognatic Surgery
Before and After

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For further information connect with Dr. Maen at Florentia Clinic:
Tel: +971 43422000
Mob: +971 568737444