Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery

specialized orthopedic procedure that focuses on correcting skeletal disharmonies and facial structure.

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Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery in Dubai Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized orthopedic procedure that focuses on correcting skeletal disharmonies and facial structures. By re-establishing proper dental occlusion and achieving facial and joint balance, orthognathic surgery aims to address significant disorders of the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible), or chin.

Orthognathic Surgery offers a range of benefits, including:

Correcting Orthodontic Problems:

Orthognathic surgery is an effective solution for orthodontic issues that cannot be treated with braces alone.

Resolving TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint) Problems:

Patients experiencing TMJ pain can find relief through orthognathic surgery. To learn more about temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders, click here.

Enhancing Facial Proportions:

Orthognathic surgery can address aesthetic concerns such as a receding or protruding chin, improving overall facial harmony.

Restoring Dental Function:

Abnormal teeth wear and various bite disorders, including open bites, overbites, and underbites, can be corrected through orthognathic surgery.

Treating Maxilla Growth Issues:

Insufficient growth of the maxilla resulting in conditions like a cleft lip or cleft palate can be corrected with orthognathic surgery.

Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):

Orthognathic surgery can be beneficial for individuals with obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more about OSA, click here.

Orthognathic surgery involves three main interventions to reposition the jaws properly:

Maxillary Osteotomy:

This procedure focuses on the upper jaw (maxilla) to achieve proper alignment.

Mandibular Osteotomy:

Targeting the lower jaw (mandible), this surgery repositions the jaw for improved function and aesthetics.


Chin surgery, also known as Genioplasty, addresses two different chin disharmonies—Retrogenia (receding chin) and Progenia (prominent chin).

Depending on the individual case, our skilled surgeons, Dr. Philippe, and Dr. Pierre, will recommend either a single-jaw surgery or bi-maxillary surgery (both jaws operated simultaneously). Chin surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other surgeries.

Why Choose Us? At Dome MedDental Clinic,

we take pride in having the best orthognathic surgeons in Dubai. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive experience performing jaw (orthognathic) surgeries.

Meet our renowned surgeons:

  1. Dr. Philippe Chanavaz: Dr. Chanavaz is internationally recognized for his expertise in Dental Implantology and Orthognathic Surgery. He is a professor and international lecturer, sharing his knowledge in countries such as France and India. To learn more about Dr. Philippe Chanavaz, click here.
  2. Dr. Pierre Jean Bouletreau: Dr. Bouletreau is widely regarded as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in France. With years of experience teaching and practicing orthognathic surgery, he currently holds the position of a professor at a French university in Lyon. To learn more about Dr. Pierre Jean Bouletreau, click here.

General Anesthesia:

We provide the option of undergoing any surgery under general anesthesia at our contracted partner day surgery center/hospital in Dubai. To learn more about anesthesia choices for dental surgeries, click here.

Typical Treatment Steps:

Abnormal jaw growth requires an orthodontic surgical protocol to achieve a normal and stable dental occlusion. The treatment follows these steps:

  1. Initial Detection of Jaw/Orthognathic Disorder: Typically identified after a visit to the orthodontist.
  2. Orthodontic Treatment 1 – Orthodontic Preparation Phase: Our specialist orthodontics team carries out this phase, which involves aligning the teeth of each jaw using dental appliances. The duration of this preparation phase is approximately 6 to 18 months.
  3. Jaw/Orthognathic Surgery: One of our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons performs the surgery after a thorough examination by Dr. Philippe Chanavaz. This procedure, usually conducted under general anesthesia, lasts around 1 to 3 hours, with a hospitalization period of 2 to 3 days. The upper and lower jaws are repositioned to achieve proper alignment.
  4. Orthodontic Treatment 2 – Orthodontic Finishing Phase: Our specialist orthodontics team carries out this post-surgery orthodontic treatment, which lasts around six months. The dental appliances are retained for additional months to achieve the best possible dental occlusion.

Note: In some cases, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, such as in genioplasty procedures.

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