Another common problem faced is refusal of the patient to undergo subsequent surgery done improve the appearance of his nose which may hamper the overall result.
How is Orthognathic surgery better than braces?
As mentioned earlier, if the problems are purely dental, an orthodontist might be able to rectify the problem. But skeletal problems needed to be addressed by Orthognathic surgeries.
The advantage of 0rthognathic surgery over braces is the speed at which the results are achieved. Immediate results is the greatest advantage of this surgical procedure where as braces need to be worn for at least a period of 1 year before noticeable results are seen.
How are the results of this surgery?
The results achieved after an Orthognathic surgical procedure is immediate and is usually well appreciated by the patient.
Facial disproportion like protruding retruding jaws can be corrected with good functional results. Few cases show recurrences or relapse after a few years, but to a milder degree when compared to the original deformity.
Orthognathic surgeries hold the key to many youngsters who go through a lot of psychological stress over their facial appearance.