Learn about the causes of jaw mismatch and ways to treat it
The problem of jaw mismatch does not end with the abnormal appearance of the mouth. Rather, what bothers those affected most is the difficulty in carrying out routine activities such as eating, sleeping, and breathing normally that others carry out without thinking or suffering, which leads them to visit the dentist to search for the appropriate treatment. Here you can see jaw surgery before and after images.
Causes of jaw mismatch
The jaw can move and perform its function in the best way when the tendons, bones and muscles cooperate together, so the emergence of any problem in either of them leads to a deficiency in the movement of the jaw. The following factors cause jaw mismatch as a result of a defect in one of the three jaw components:
- Great fractures or bruises in the jaw as a result of an accident, while small fractures can heal by themselves and do not cause jaw mismatch.
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) with no symptoms other than misalignment of the jaws, and is common after bruising or arthritis.
- A congenital defect from birth, such as a faulty jaw.
- Uneven teeth, which prevents the jaw from remaining in the correct position.
Signs of jaw mismatch
It is easy to detect that the patient has a mismatch in the jaws , as it can be noticed with the eye without the need to visit the doctor, and it is accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Feeling pain in the jaw joint with crackling during its movement and teeth grinding.
- Back and neck pain.
- Mouth odor changes.
- Speech disorders, such as: sting.
- Nocturnal snoring due to sleep apnea.
- Digestive disorders.
- stuffy nose
- Chronic tonsillitis.
- Difficulty chewing food well.
Types of jaw mismatch
Not all cases of jaw mismatch patients are the same, and this can be seen clearly, as some of them suffer from:
- B Rose the lower jaw and it is called the underbite.
- or protrusion of the upper jaw.
Treatments for jaw mismatch
The doctor chooses the appropriate treatment for the mismatch of the jaws according to the nature of the patient’s condition, his age, and the extent of the impact of this problem on his daily life activities, and then he chooses one of the following two treatment methods:
- Lower jaw straightening in simple cases.
- Surgical intervention that would restore the jaw to its correct position and resort to it in severe cases.
Surgical intervention to treat jaw mismatch
The surgical intervention depends on the type of dental malocclusion that the patient suffers from, as follows:
Upper jaw surgery: The doctor performs this operation for patients with an open bite and cross bite, during which he cuts the excess upper jaw bones to be at the same level as the lower jaw.
Lower jaw surgery: The best jaw surgery doctor resorts to this operation if the patient suffers from protrusion of the lower jaw by cutting the excess bone from the jaw until it returns to its correct place.
Genioplasty: The best maxillofacial surgeon in Cairo fixes small or crooked chin bones through this procedure.
Linking the jawbones with wires to fix them in a certain way, or to treat jawbone fractures.
Lower jaw protrusion surgery
The mandibular projection surgery is more complex than the maxillary repair as it involves many procedures. The best jaw surgery doctor in Cairo performs the operation after giving the patient complete anesthesia so that he does not feel pain, after that he performs one of the following two steps:
The doctor cuts off part of the upper jaw bone, then passes it forward so that it is at the same level as the lower jaw and fixes it in the new position using metal plates and screws.
Removing some of the bones of the lower jaw, then pulling it back to align the upper jaw, then installing slides and medical screws to keep it in the right place.
Some cases require the installation of mandibular braces before surgical intervention in order for the teeth to adapt to the position of the new jaw, so the patient waits about a year in order to be able to undergo mandibular surgery.
Jaw Surgery Before and After
How long does the recovery period take after jaw mismatch surgery?
The time period for the healing process varies according to each patient, and usually ranges from 6 to 12 weeks.
How can I find out the cost of surgeries?
The clinic of Dr. Mohamed El-Kenawy – Professor of Dental Implants and Maxillofacial Surgery – receives customer calls via the numbers shown on the site, so you only have to call to find out the correct cost of operations.