Is Orthognathic surgery a Cosmetic surgery?

Is Orthognathic surgery a Cosmetic surgery?

‘Orthognathic is derived from two Greek words ‘Orthos’ and “Gnathos’ which means ‘straight’ and ‘jaws’ respectively. Thus the word “Orthognathic” literally means straight jaws or straightening of jaws. Orthognathic surgery is the process of correcting or straightening any crookedness or deformity of the jaws. This surgery is mostly done to correct such deformities that may cause discomfort while talking, eating, chewing, etc. Orthognathic surgery is also done to improve the way the teeth fit together and to optimize the facial proportions in people who have obstructive sleep apnea. Apart from the functional benefits of getting orthognathic surgery, there are also aesthetic benefits of getting orthognathic surgery. Today, orthognathic surgery involves a wide spectrum of surgical procedures that can be done on the upper jaw, lower jaw, and the chin to improve the form and the function of the jaw.

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Cosmetic Treatment for Diastema

Cosmetic Treatment for Diastema

Diastema refers to the presence of large gaps or spaces between two or more teeth. Diastema is most commonly seen in the upper jaw and rarely in the lower jaw. The two upper front teeth are more commonly found to be having gaps. Many children experience diastema as their primary teeth fall off. In most cases, this issue of diastema is present when the permanent teeth erupt but they resolve naturally in most cases as the child grows. When it does not resolve after 14 years of age, it calls for intervention. Certain cosmetic treatment procedures can be employed to treat diastema caused by certain reasons. Let us explore the causes and then check the cosmetic treatment available to treat them.

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Surgical options for your Gummy Smile

Surgical options for your Gummy Smile

What is a Gummy Smile?

The definition of a gummy smile depends on aesthetics and perception. But the underlying concept of a gummy smile is when the teeth and the gum tissue of the upper jaw are not in harmony. People with gummy smiles often feel reluctant to smile and can make a person self-conscious. Most people are unaware, but gummy smiles are not a big deal and can be fixed in various ways.

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