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What cosmetic jaw surgery should I have?


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Very often, I have new patients who ask me what surgery I think they need before even telling me what aspect of their face is bothering them. Some of these patients have been told by their friends many times over that their jaw is too long, too short, too crooked, etc, and they assume that it is pretty obvious that they need surgery. Hence, they skip everything else and get on with the question of what surgery, rather than if surgery is needed. There are others who are not happy with the way they look but can't quite put on figure on where the problem lies and are pretty sure that some kind of surgery can help them solve their problem. 

At that point, I have to stop them from putting the cart before the horse and get back to the fundamental question of what they are not happy about

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7 Conditions Treatable by Corrective Jaw Surgery in Singapore

bigstock-Asian-Dentist-With-X-ray-And-P-36079342Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is a treatment process that includes both orthodontic and surgical treatment. It is used to treat adults who suffer with issues related to jaws that are poorly aligned, improperly positioned or mis-matched in size. These jaw discrepancies can cause a number of conditions that affect oral health and function, speech, breathing, overall health and appearance, as well as a patient's emotional health and quality of life. Here we'll discuss 7 conditions that can be treated with corrective jaw surgery in Singapore.

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5 Reasons to Move Forward with Your Cosmetic Jaw Surgery in Singapore

bigstock-Good-News-Operation-Was-Succe-50847980Are you considering cosmetic jaw surgery in Singapore to correct aesthetic issues related to misaligned or mismatched jaws? If surgery has been recommended for you, there's no doubt that it's a big step, and the thought of taking that step can be intimidating. After all, it isn't a minor surgery, and with the necessary orthodontic treatment before and after the actual surgery, it's a long process. So what are the most compelling reasons to move forward with your jaw surgery?

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What Exactly Happens in Jaw Surgery in Singapore?

bigstock-jaw-bone-67394899Has your dentist or orthodontist recommended jaw surgery for you? If so, you probably have a number of questions about what to expect throughout the process. While specific questions about your case will have to be answered by your oral and maxillofacial surgeon, we can offer some general information about what happens in jaw surgery in Singapore for the average patient.

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Braces vs. Jaw Surgery for Underbite in Singapore


 Underbite is a condition in which the teeth do not align properly, with the bottom teeth overlapping the top ones when the mouth is closed. This condition can be caused by irregularities in the positioning of the teeth, which is called a dental underbite, or by jaws that are misaligned, called a skeletal underbite. Braces and jaw surgery are both commonly used to treat underbite in Singapore. Which of the two is best in each case depends largely on the underlying cause of a patient's underbite.

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What's the Recovery Time for Double Jaw Surgery in Singapore?

bigstock-Dental-Scan-6247424Are you suffering from functional and aesthetic issues due to jaws that are poorly aligned, proportioned or positioned? If so, chances are that your dental care team has suggested double jaw surgery as a means of correcting these issues. Patients for whom this procedure has been recommended are often concerned about recovery time, wanting to know just how long it will take for their lives to get back to normal after double jaw surgery in Singapore. While specific answers must be given on a cases by case basis, since no two patients are alike, we can provide general answers based on the recovery time of the average Singapore patient.

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What Is the Orthognathic Surgery Recovery Time in Singapore?

bigstock-Time-To-Recover-Concept-45350524Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is performed by Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeons to correct skeletal or dental irregularities that cause functional and aesthetic issues in affected patients. For patients who have been advised that they could benefit from orthognathic surgery, one of the most common concerns is what they can expect after surgery – especially how long it will take to make a complete recovery. While recovery time does vary from one patient to another according to individual circumstances, we can provide a general idea of how recovery goes for the average patient.

About Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery uses a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatments to correct dental and jaw abnormalities. Issues that are treated with orthognathic surgery include misalignment of jaws and teeth, which can cause problems that include overbite, underbite, open bite and cross bite, among others. These conditions can cause difficulties with chewing, speech and breathing, as well as long-term dental problems. They can also be the source of aesthetic issues, such as an abnormally prominent or recessed chin, a lower jaw that appears elongated or unusually prominent upper teeth.

Singapore orthognathic surgery patients can expect to begin the process with several months of orthodontic care, during which braces and other treatment methods will be employed to reposition teeth in preparation for corrective jaw surgery. Then, a Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform the surgical portion of treatment, during which one jaw or both will be resized, reshaped or repositioned to achieve proper jaw alignment. Most patients will then go on to have another round of orthodontic treatment to fine-tune tooth positioning in their newly symmetrical jaws.

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How Can I Know What I'll Look Like After Jaw Surgery?

bigstock-Female-doctor-with-toothbrush--66710413Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is a big step. Naturally, patients who are considering taking that step to resolve functional and appearance issues related to jaw size and/or positioning are often a bit apprehensive about the process. When it comes to jaw surgery, Singapore patients are often most anxious about what sort of changes they can expect in their appearance. So how can a patient know what they'll look like after jaw surgery?

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How to Fix an Underbite: Is Jaw Surgery the Answer?

bigstock-Charming-Woman-Smile-Face-And--51034465Underbite is a condition in which the lower teeth overlap top ones when the mouth is closed. Depending upon the severity of the issue, underbite can cause a number of functional problems, interfering with a person's ability to bite and chew properly, affecting speech clarity and causing abnormal wear on the teeth. A severe underbite can also distort the shape and appearance of the face. So how to fix underbite? Mild to moderate cases of underbite may be corrected with orthodontic care, while more severe cases may require the intervention of a Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Jaw Surgery Singapore: What Are the Risks?

bigstock-Dentist-And-Assistant-Checking-35884303-2Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is done to correct poor jaw alignment, resizing or reshaping the jawbones. Improper jaw alignment can cause conditions that include overbite, underbite and cross bite. Depending upon their severity, these conditions can cause functional problems, including poor biting and chewing efficiency, excessive wear and/or decay in teeth or the inability for the mouth to close naturally. Aesthetic issues are also common with misaligned jaws, such as a receding chin, protruding chin or an elongated lower jaw, spoiling facial harmony. With jaw surgery, Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeons can correct these issues – but what are the risks of jaw surgery?

Jaw Surgery Singapore: The Basics

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