Jaw Misalignment Surgery helps you chew and speak better by optimising your jaw position. In some cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it could help you to sleep better. Jaw growth (too forward or backward) is one of the many reasons chewing difficulties or choking during sleep happens. Surgery is needed when braces alone cannot achieve an ideal bite.
OSA is diagnosed after a sleep study conducted by a Sleep disorder specialist. You can discuss MMA as part of the treatment options of OSA with your sleep specialist.
Consultation for MMA involves a detailed assessment of your skeletal and dental architecture. Adjunctive orthodontics may be discussed as part of the treatment since your biting pattern will change.
A customised plan is developed for you and customised 3D patient specific guides are fabricated for your surgery.
You will wake up from surgery comfortable with your jaw in the new position. Most patients stay 1-2 nights in the hospital. Medicine will be given to keep you comfortable during recovery. You can resume light activities after 1 week.