Steps to take before the surgery
Our team of doctors at Medanta will create a treatment plan tailored for the patient, and will thoroughly prepare him for the surgery. Our team will answer all of the questions and concerns about the surgical process, from pre-surgical preparation to recovery, and beyond.
What happens during the surgery?
The surgery starts with a dose of anaesthesia. After the anaesthesia has taken effect, a tube is inserted through the nostril to the throat, which helps patient to breathe properly during the surgery. Incisions or surgical cuts are made through gums to access the jaws. Depending upon the condition (underbite or overbite) the jaw are straightened and pulled back to a new position. Metal screws that are undetectable, secure the new position of the jaw. Then the incisions on the gums are closed with stitches. These stitches dissolve themselves within a course of 2-3 weeks.
After the procedure
After the surgery is performed, the patient is closely monitored. Painkillers might be given in the case of prolonged pain. The patient may have to take fluid diet for a few weeks, as the jaw heels and new position develops.