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Dental issues can have a significant impact on your quality of life. From difficulty chewing to self-consciousness about your appearance. Fortunately, there are a lot of problems a jaw surgery can fix. So much that opting for one will be a transformative journey that holds the promise of renewed confidence, improved oral health, and a healthier future. 

The decision to undergo a serious surgery is never easy. It is a decision rooted in the desire for relief from chronic pain, and the hope for a better quality of life. Whether you are struggling with misaligned jaws, overbite, underbite, traumatic situations, or obstructive sleep apnea, jaw surgery offers the best solution to address these issues at their root cause. 

We are here to help you navigate this decision with confidence and quality with our skilled team and comprehensive approach to care.

Why would you need Jaw Surgery?

We recommend jaw surgery for patients who experience a range of dental and facial issues. The issues include:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronics jaw
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Small Chin/Retruded jaw
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Jaw, chin, and nose misaligned

Jaw misalignments can profoundly disrupt your life at a significant level. If we leave these issues untreated, these conditions can lead to further complications and impact your overall well-being. You should seek timely intervention through jaw surgery or jaw alignment surgery for restoring your oral health to avoid these problems. 

What is Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery before and after
Jaw surgery before and after
Jaw surgery before after

Jaw surgery involves the surgical realignment or modification of the jawbone to correct irregularities like overbite or underbite and restore balance to the facial structure. This transformative procedure addresses a variety of issues, including misaligned jaws, overbite or underbite, facial asymmetry, and obstructive sleep apnea, among others. 

During the procedure, the surgeon repositions the jawbone to achieve proper alignment, improving overall functionality and facial harmony. 

Orthodontic jaw surgery combines orthodontic treatment with surgical intervention. We use this approach with severe situations that cannot be dealt with any other treatment.

Jaw surgery is a complex and highly specialized procedure that requires careful planning, collaboration within the team, and the use of advanced technology. If you believe you may benefit from jaw surgery, it is essential to schedule a consultation with us to evaluate your specific needs. 

Jaw Surgery procedure at Vera Smile

We plan the procedure meticulously and execute the process carefully to correct significant jaw abnormalities and misalignments. Let’s break it down:

Pre-plan

After you contact us and get your free consultation session. We examine your situation in order to craft a personalized plan for you. When you feel comfortable with our plan and you give us the green light, we get you here to our clinic.

Pre-procedure

You will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team. This evaluation will include a thorough examination of dental and facial structures, as well as tests like X-rays, CT scans, and dental impressions. After this evaluation, we give your plan its last shape using advanced imaging technology and computer-assisted planning software. This detailed planning reduces the risk of complications during the procedure or/and unexpected outcomes. 

Procedure

On the day of the surgery, depending on the specific corrections needed, our surgeon will reposition the upper and/or lower jawbones using specialized surgical instruments. In some cases, we may use bone grafts to augment and stabilize the jawbones. Once we make the corrective adjustments, we close incisions very carefully using dissolvable sutures. After that, we get you to the recovery area, where our staff will monitor you and ensure everything is going smoothly. The procedure is performed under anesthesia so you will not feel any pain or discomfort. 

Post-procedure

We will give you instructions on how to manage any pain that you might feel after the anesthesia has worn off, oral hygiene, and dietary modifications. We will be there for you throughout your healing process and address any concerns or complications you may experience.

Our team at Vera Smile remains committed to providing personalized care and support to ensure a positive experience and successful outcome for every patient of ours undergoing jaw surgery in Turkey. 

Jaw Surgery cost

The cost of jaw surgery in the USA and the UK ranges from $10.000 to $25.000. Of course the prices vary significantly depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the surgeon’s expertise, and the location of the practice. That’s why dental tourism has been getting lots of attention for the last decade 

Countries like Turkey offer competitive pricing for jaw surgery, making it an attractive destination for international patients seeking high-quality care at a fraction of the cost. At Vera Smile, you will benefit from world-class treatment and personalized care without compromising on quality. With our highly skilled and experienced team, we welcome you to a top-notch experience in the charming city of Istanbul. You can refer to our prices page to get an estimate of the cost of jaw surgery in Turkey, but make sure to contact us to get a detailed cost breakdown for your jaw surgery in Turkey.

Why Vera Smile?

At Vera Smile, we pride ourselves on being more than just a dental clinic – we’re the trusted partner on your journey to better health and a better look. Our team will boast years of experience and extensive training in performing complex jaw surgeries for you. With a deep understanding of facial anatomy and cutting-edge surgical techniques, we deliver exceptional results with precision and care.

We recognize your unique features and create a personalized plan tailored for them. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. Experience the difference with us, take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

Vera smile dental tourism process

Don’t let jaw problems hold you back from living life to the fullest -schedule a free consultation with our experienced team at Vera Smile and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

FAQ

How to know if you need jaw surgery?

Determining whether you need jaw surgery or not requires a comprehensive evaluation. If you are experiencing symptoms such as chronic jaw pain, difficulty speaking or chewing, facial asymmetry, or issues with bite alignment, you may be a candidate for jaw realignment surgery, but still, our team needs to examine you. Schedule a consultation today to get started.

How long does jaw surgery take?

Even though the length of your surgery depends on the planned operation and the complexity of your case, you can expect your jaw surgery in Turkey to last between 1.5 to 2 hours as it typically lasts that long.

How painful is jaw surgery

You will not feel anything during the procedure because we will administer anesthesia beforehand. However, after the surgery, the swelling will make you uncomfortable for a few days, but we are managing that with painkillers. You will have a strict diet, and we will help you through the process to make post-surgery as comfortable as it can get for you. 

Who performs jaw surgery?

While our surgeons take the lead in performing the intricate surgical procedure, they are supported by a team of skilled professionals working together. Our surgeons proficiency, coupled with the collective knowledge and collaboration of our super team, ensure that every aspect of your surgery is meticulously planned and executed smoothly.

How long does it take to recover from jaw surgery?

The recovery process after the surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and individual healing factors. Generally, you can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling in the days following surgery. Full recovery may take several weeks to a few months, during which time you’ll gradually resume normal activities and follow a personalized post-procedure care plan provided by us.

How long does the swelling last after jaw surgery?

Swelling is a normal part of the whole process and it typically peaks within the first 48 to 72 hours before gradually subsiding. The duration of swelling can vary, but it typically starts to go away after the first week. In some cases, minor swelling may persist for a few weeks, or even months if it is a complicated situation. Follow the instructions provided by your dentist to reduce the swelling and promote faster healing. 

How long after jaw surgery can you talk?

Surgery will limit your ability to talk, eat, and drink for a while. For six to eight weeks, you will have difficulty doing these. This period can be shorter or longer according to your situation and how you handle the process. 

What to eat after jaw surgery?

After your surgery, you will need to follow a strict no-chew diet for a while. You will start with a mostly soft or liquid-based diet during the stages of recovery. You can have soups, mashed foods, smoothies, yogurt, soft-cooked eggs, and etc.

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