Sagittal Split Osteotomy

What is Sagittal Split Osteotomy?

Sagittal split osteotomy is a surgical procedure adopted to treat dentofacial deformities of the jaw in a person. The surgery corrects the deformity by either moving the under-bite (over-projection of the lower jaw) or the lower bite backwards (excessive projection of the upper jaw).

How does Sagittal Split Osteotomy help?

Sagittal split osteotomy is one of the many surgical processes that improve the functioning of the jaw. When the size of a person’s lower jaw and the upper jaw is not the same...

How is Sagittal Split Osteotomy done?

What are the benefits and risks of Sagittal Split Osteotomy procedure?

Sagittal split osteotomy efficiently treats dentofacial birth defects, but as any other surgery, it also has a few risks associated with it.  

Sagittal split surgery increases the quality of life of the patients, as they are able to eat like normal people and can smile with confidence without any discomfort. Maximum functionality and minimum discomfort are noted after the surgery. 90% of the people who had jaw problems and underwent the...

Sagittal split osteotomy may lead to facial swelling, discomfort in the throat or teeth. Depending on the gravity of the surgery, these symptoms may remain for a long time. Patients have to go on a fluid diet, which means they cannot have anything other than fluid or extremely soft foods. Many pa...

The jaw is not separated as planned. You will not be able to open your mouth fully, resulting in jaw stiffness.

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