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ORTHOGNATHIC JAW SURGERY & BIMAXILLARY SLEEP SURGERY. Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery. What is Orthognathic Jaw Surgery?.
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ORTHOGNATHIC JAW SURGERY & BIMAXILLARY SLEEP SURGERY • Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS • Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
What is Orthognathic Jaw Surgery? Corrective jaw surgery when your jaw has grown out of alignment and can not be corrected with braces, e.g. a severe underbite like in this patient Insert movie
What is Bimax Sleep Surgery? The same jaw surgery is also used in treatment of SleepApnea, so called “Bimax Surgery” to open the airway
Treatment Steps inOrthognathic Jaw Surgery 1. Step: 12-18 month preoperative orthodontic treatment (Braces, Invisalign) 2. Step: Surgery (1-3 days in the hospital) 3. Step: 6 month postoperative orthodontic treatment
Double Jaw or “Bimax” Surgery • Surgery in the upper and lower jaw at the same time.
Small titanium plates are used for fixation of the jaw – no “wiring shut” any more.
After Surgery - Surgical Splint and Elastics • You have to wear a plastic splint and elastics for up to 3 weeks after surgery.
Before After Jaw surgery will correct your bite and improve your facial features
Bimax Surgery for Sleep Apnea • Bimaxillary jaw advancement surgery is very successful in the treatment of severe sleep apnea. • On the right you see a patients after10-15mm advancement and significant opening of the airway after surgery.
Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery Stanford University Medical Center & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 1000 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-5715 Patient Coordinator: Michelle Orozco (650) 736-4355 MOrozco@stanfordmed.org