What is Orthognathic Surgery?

In orthognathic (jaw) surgery, orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery work together to improve the functionality (chewing, speaking) and aesthetic appearance of patients with severe jaw skeletal disorder.

When the teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, and orthodontics is not an answer then orthognatic surgery is involved to fix the problem. Only after the jaws are aligned correctly, an orthodontist can interfere to align the teeth by using braces.


Who is Suitable for Orthognatic Surgery?

People enter a growth spurt period with puberty. From this step, there is a downward and forward growth of the lower and upper jaws until the end of the lower and upper growth. However, in some people, this occurs with underdevelopment or excessive growth in the lower or upper jaw, as opposed to symmetrical and harmonious growth. As a result of these situations, skeletal jaw disorders occur in the individual.

Some problems detected during the growth spurt period can be prevented by orthodontic treatments to be applied to the child patient. However, skeletal problems after this period cannot be solved by applying force to the bones in the jaw area.  In such cases, the relationship between the lower, upper jaw or both can be corrected with surgical treatment.

Orthodontic treatment (wire treatment) is applied before this relationship is corrected by surgical method. The reason for this procedure is that the closing relations of the teeth becoming compatible after the surgical procedure. If this step is not followed, the closure of the teeth after surgery will not be compatible.

In some cases, the wire treatment is left for after the surgery, meaning that the surgery comes first. In order to implement this, the maxillofacial surgeon and the orthodontist should examine the case together and make a decision on this issue together. After the skeletal problems that cause aesthetic issue are resolved in the first surgery, the problems related to the teeth are dealt with later or vice versa.


Alternatives to Orthognathic Surgery Turkey

In addition to orthognatic surgery, other procedures such as septorhinoplasty, double chin surgery, genioplasty can be applied to improve hard and soft tissue contours.

Additional intranasal surgery with reduction of internal turbinates and septorhinoplasty may be required to improve airflow dynamics for the nose.  Genioplasty and double chin liposuction can be also considered for patients with aesthetic concerns.


How is the Orthognathic Surgery Process Carried Out?

First, cephalometric, panoramic and 3D images are taken with the help of computer-assisted tomography in imaging centers and then they are examined in oral diagnosis, orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery departments.

As a result of the consultation of these departments, a personalized treatment plan is prepared for the patient. Our team will explain the orthognathic treatment plan created to the patient in detail and answer the questions in their mind. After the orthognactic treatment plan is accepted by the patient, the appointment and treatment process begins. The orthognathic surgery takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia.

The orthodontic treatment process, which is the first step of the treatment, usually takes 1-2 years. As mentioned before, before the surgical intervention, the closing of the teeth should be corrected. The teeth are brought to the required positions with wire treatment and in this way, the correct jaw closures are achieved.

In orthodontic surgery and patient care in general, psychological preparation of the patient is vital as it is a long process. Protection of neurovascular structures, teeth and bone and maintaining blood flow to the mobilized teeth and jaw parts, good nutrition before and after the operation, fixation of the bony parts, good post-operative wound care, full chin rehabilitation and good control of the obstruction are important issues for function.


Orthognathic Surgery Recovery in Turkey

When patients undergo orthognathic surgery in Turkey, they should expect major changes based on the operation and it shouldn’t be forgotten that final results require some time to prove themselves. Although recovering from orthognathic surgery can be different for each patient, it mostly follows the same pattern.

When you wake up in the recovery room, it is expected to feel some pain in the operated area, to prevent that the doctors will prescribe necessary painkillers and pills. It is vital to follow the doctors’ orders and take the pills as prescribed. You are likely to feel edema on the face and a stuffy nose yet each day orthognathic surgery results are expected to improve.

It is expected to get back to work after minimum two weeks after the orthognathic surgery with the doctor’s approval. Overall recovery from orthognathic surgery can take a year or two depending on the treatment.


Orthognathic Surgery Cost in Turkey

For the cheapest rates and the most satisfactory results, orthognathic surgery Turkey welcomes you with various treatment options. There is no need to be confused about orthognathic surgery cost as the prices are pretty high in Europe, UK, Canada and USA and it varies greatly all around the world. However in Turkey, reasonable prices and exclusives packages including different services from surgery to accommodation are offered to the patients. So how much does orthognathic surgery cost in Turkey?

Orthognathic surgery in Turkey is relatively cheap compared to other European countries since the latest currency rates and economic situation of Turkey among other countries. Offering the cheapest rates, it is guaranteed by our clinic that there won’t be any surprises and last minute charges or overcharges. You will be informed about the expenses in a detailed way while preparing your individualized package.

Along with the reasonable pricing, Turkey offers patients a safe and developed treatment plan so that you can go home with the best looking problem-free face you can get. Providing cheap orthognathic surgery prices, highly skilled surgeons who are excelled at what they are doing and high level of medical expertise, Turkey is the ultimate destination to get orthognathic surgery abroad.


For further questions about orthognathic surgery costs in Turkey, please contact the medical consultants in our clinic. Also, please keep in mind that each and every patient is offered a different treatment package based on his/her medical history, physical needs and expectations. The best orthognathic surgeons are here to offer you the best service in Turkey!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the best candidates for orthognathic surgery?

People who suffer from sleep apnea and/or issues related to the shape or location of their jaws could be a candidate for orthognathic surgery.

 What type of anesthesia is used for the surgery?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

Could any other procedure be performed during this surgery?

Other procedures that could be combined with orthognathic surgery can be stated as soft tissue procedure, fat removal under the chin, chin procedure, and/or TMJ surgery.

When can I go back to my daily life?

After corrective jaw surgery, most of the patients continue their regular activities within a few weeks however should wait at least a few months to engage in any exercises.

What is included in orthognathic surgery treatment? How is the planned?

Usually, the first stage of this treatment is taking CT and intraoral scans and preparing the 3d pre-surgical planning. To evaluate your case, an orthodontist and a plastic surgeon who are specialized in orthognathic surgery work together. The orthodontist uses a special 3d software used for orthognathic surgery planning and plans your surgery digitally. Then the orthodontist might decide to give you an orthodontic treatment using metal braces or clear aligners to prepare your upper and lower jaws for surgery. After this treatment, you’ll undergo (double) jaw surgery to move the upper and/or lower jaw forward or backward to the planned position. Don’t forget that almost all orthognathic surgery treatments are 2 stages; first orthodontic treatment and then the surgery.


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