Malocclusions / Jaw surgery
Conservative orthodontic measures (such as braces) do not always achieve the desired result in cases of severe malocclusion. In these cases, surgery may be the solution.
What is Dysgnathia?
Dysgnathia refers to misalignments of the jaw and teeth, which can be both congenital and acquired.
Complex dysgnathia arises from a combination of changes in tooth position, toothing, jaw shape and position of the jaws relative to each other when the individual segments are too long, too short, too narrow, too wide or asymmetrical.
They impair important functions such as chewing, swallowing, speaking and can cause considerable pain. Sometimes an unrecognized dysgnathia even develops into obstructive sleep apnea. Due to the diverse and problematic side effects, complex dysgnathia should be treated.
Correcting dysgnathia through surgery, including follow-up treatment, is a complex, multi-stage process in which we work closely with our orthodontic partners:
- It starts with orthodontic pretreatment, during which the teeth are aligned for surgical correction. We use modern techniques such as 3D X-ray images and computer-aided simulations to plan the jaw displacements precisely.
- The operation is carried out through the oral cavity, so external scars are entirely avoided. Depending on the type of misalignment, different techniques are used during the operation, such as the Le Fort 1 osteotomy or the so-called sagittal split.
- After the procedure (under general anaesthesia), you will receive inpatient care in one of our partner clinics (Limmat Clinic, Clinic Bethanien or Clinic Pyramide).
- Finally, orthodontic follow-up treatment follows for long-term stabilization of the jaw and teeth.
We attach great importance to providing our patients with detailed information and support throughout the process. From the initial consultation to the completion of treatment, every step is discussed in detail to ensure you are well-prepared and feel confident and understood.
Our goal is not only to offer medical excellence but also to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of our patients through transparent communication and empathetic care.