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Jaw Surgery in Spain

Details of dental clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Jaw Surgery.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Jaw Surgery is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Jaw Surgery is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Jaw Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed dentist:

Dr. Alberto Cuevas Millán

Head of The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Jaw Surgery is available at HGC

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Jaw Surgery is available at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.


Jaw Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Listed dentist:

Dr. Julio Acero

Head of Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.


Jaw Surgery is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Clinica Dental Cap Negret

A dental clinic headed by Dr. Marco Hahn, providing a wide range of dental procedures and treatments for adults and children likewise.


Jaw Surgery is available at Clinica Dental Cap Negret

Listed dentist:

Dr. Marco Hahn

Clinic Director

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.


Jaw Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Jaw Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Jaw Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic, or corrective jaw, surgery is done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to correct an array of minor and major dental and skeletal disorders, which include the misalignment of teeth and jaws. Surgery may improve breathing, chewing and speaking. While the patient's looks might be significantly improved due to their surgery, orthognathic surgery is done to correct functional issues.

What you can expect

Jaw surgery often may be done totally inside your mouth, so no facial scars show around your mouth, chin or jaw. Your surgeon makes cuts in the jawbones and transfers them into the right position. As soon as your jaws are correctly aligned, bone plates and screws secure the bones into their new placement.

Sometimes, the additional bone might be added to the jaw. Your surgeon moves the bone from your rib, hip or leg, and secures it with temporary wires.

Jaw surgery occurs in the hospital and needs 1 to 2-day stay. Full recovery at home usually takes 3 to 6 weeks.

In most instances, an orthodontist position braces on your teeth before the procedure. Braces are often on for 9 to18 months before the operation to align and level your teeth. After your jaw heals from the procedure, usually about 6 weeks after surgery, your orthodontist completes aligning your teeth and finally takes out the braces. The whole orthodontic process, which includes surgery, might last a year to 2 years.

Types of jaw surgery

Jaw surgery might be carried out on the lower jaw, upper jaw, or both

Upper jaw ( maxillary osteotomy )

A maxillary osteotomy might be done to correct these problems:

  • Considerably receded upper jaw
  • Crossbite
  • Too little or too much of the teeth showing
  • Open bite

From inside the mouth, your surgeon cuts the bone above the bone on top of your teeth (beneath both eye sockets) to ensure that the whole upper jaw, which includes your upper teeth and the roof of your mouth, may move as a unit. The upper teeth and jaw are moved forward until they fit correctly with the lower teeth.

As soon as the jaw is realigned, small plates and screws hold the bone in its new position. The screws that are smaller compared to a bracket used for braces get integrated into the bone structure as time passes.

An open bite happens when excess bone grows above the molars, leading to what is usually a flat, even surface to become angled. Once you bite down, your molars touch but your front teeth do not touch one another, which make chewing hard. To resolve this, your surgeon shaves away or takes out the excess bone.

Lower jaw ( mandibular osteotomy )

A considerably receded lower jaw may be fixed by a procedure known as mandibular osteotomy.

In this procedure, the surgeon creates cuts lengthwise down the jawbone and behind the molars so that the front of the jaw may move as a unit. Because of this, the jaw slides smoothly to its new place. Screws hold the jawbone as one until it heals.

Chin surgery ( genioplasty )

A deficient chin usually comes with a seriously receded lower jaw. Deficient chin may be corrected by a procedure known as genioplasty, in which your surgeon cuts your chin bone and secures it in a new place. Usually, surgeons may restructure the chin and alter the jaw during the same surgery.

Why it is performed

  • Orthognathic surgery is a combination of orthodontics and jaw surgery. Rectifying jaws that do not align correctly is a typical cause of jaw surgery.
  • Jaw surgery is suitable after growth stops, typically around age thirteen to fifteen for females and age sixteen to eighteen for males.

Jaw surgery might help to
  • Make chewing and biting less difficult and improve chewing in general
  • Decrease breakdown and wear of the teeth over years of use
  • Correct crossbites, improving the look of deficient chins, facial imbalance, overbites and underbites
  • Restore balance to lower and middle facial features
  • Improve "gummy" smiles , in which the lips do not completely close or even pull upward and display huge parts of the gums
  • Improve "toothless" smiles , in which the teeth are all covered by the lips
  • Decrease the risk of temporomandibular joint condition and other jaw disorders
  • Correct and repair abnormalities, post-traumatic facial injury and deformities
  • Offer relief for sleep apnea

Can you eat normally after surgery?

The mouth closes and opens normally, even on the day of surgery; however, the opening is restricted by the swelling and the elastic bands. You will be urged to drink and eat from the first day and slowly progress from soft, mushy food to a regular diet over the next couple of weeks.

Risks : -Numbness -Infection -Re-adjustment of the bite -Relapse of the operation

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