Orthognathic or jaw surgery information and locations in Mexico

Orthognathic surgery is a complex procedure that realigns the patient’s jaw and corrects any other deformities. The procedure can improve chewing, speaking and breathing while at the same time enhancing the patient’s appearance.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia. Surgeons will employ a different procedure depending if the patient has an open bite, a protruding lower jaw, receding lower jaw, or other conditions. All are preformed trough the gums and involve cutting and re-arranging the bones. Some patients may need an orthodontic procedure to fine-tune teeth alignment.
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Pain relief
Improved speech
Improved teeth alignment
Enhanced appearance
Orthognathic surgery
Procedure: 5 hrs.
Hospital stay: 1 - 3 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 7 - 14 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the maxillofacial surgeon after 7 - 14 days from orthognathic surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 14 days from the orthognathic surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Jaw surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for orthognathic surgery?
This procedure is recommended to patients to whom other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful. Patients usually experience jaw pain, have chewing issues, or have an under-bite or overbite. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
Is the surgery painful?
During the procedure patients are asleep, so you won’t feel any pain. After surgery, you may experience some mild pain, numbness on the jaw and swelling.
Do I need a special diet after surgery?
Diet depends on the extent of the procedure. On simpler surgeries, you will start with liquids and soft foods, and then transition to solids over a couple of days. On a more complex procedure you may only eat liquids and pureed foods for some weeks. We recommend that you consult your health specialist to understand what your dietary needs will be.
How long will recovery be?
About six weeks after surgery your doctor may attach braces to finish aligning your teeth, these could stay on your teeth even after a full recovery to continue aligning and to prevent any relapse. Recovery could last for about 2 or 3 months, but times may vary.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.