In patients with a very big or a very small jawbone, orthognathic surgery must be combined with orthodontics. In these cases, high accuracy is essential at the time of resetting jawbones in the adequate place, because the final look of the face will depend on this.
The best results with orthognathic surgery and orthodontics are achieved when the surgeon and the orthodontist work together as a team; this requires preparing a joint treatment plan, and not initiating the orthodontic treatment until the surgical treatment plan has been well defined. Surgery is conducted under general anaesthetics at hospital, and usually requires one day of hospitalization.
We will always perform surgery in our patients with splints designed by a pharmaceutical company specialized in this type of procedure.