Corrective Jaw Surgery

Some people have concerns about their facial profile as well as their teeth. A combination of braces and Corrective Jaw Surgery may provide the optimal aesthetic result with a balanced facial profile as well as allowing the teeth and bite to meet in the best way possible.

Doctor Daly has undergone unique extensive additional training at one of the world’s leading centres for Orthodontics and Corrective Jaw Surgery at the FACE Institute in Italy. Doctor Daly regularly collaborates with 3 of the world’s leading corrective jaw surgeons including, Dr Dylan Murray, Dublin, Ireland, Professor Mirco Rasiffini, Milan, Italy, Professor Simonas Grybauskas, Vilnius, Lithuania.

This usually involves a detailed JOINT EXAMINATION of the teeth, jaws and facial features by the ORTHODONTIST and CORRECTIVE JAW SURGEON. Dr Kieran Daly collaborates with Dr Dylan Murray in Dublin Ireland.

Treatment frequently involves orthodontic treatment for 12 to 18 months to position the teeth in an ideal position within the jaws followed by corrective jaw surgery to position the jaws in an optimum position relative to each other and to the rest of the facial structures.

Have a look at what our patient Sharon thought of her Jaw Surgery experience.

1. Narrow smile

  • A narrow smile can create dark circles at the sides of the smile
  • This can be corrected without surgery as a child or teenager however once the Jawbone fuses surgery is needed

  • Can cause an openbite

Some patients feel that their smile is too narrow. This is frequently associated with an under development of the upper jaw (Maxilla) and in adults it frequently requires a SURGICALLLY FACILITATED EXPANSION

2. Lack of Chin Projection

  • Also known as short lower jaw

  • Underdeveloped lower jaw can cause issues with your bite

  • We use the latest technology to plan your treatment and Jaw Surgery

Some patients feel that their chin and or lower jaw is too small or underdeveloped. This is usually due to a lack of growth of the lower jaw and chin area during childhood and adolescence. The full correction of these features may require a combined approach of orthodontics as well as corrective jaw surgery. The jaw surgery may involve some of the following procedures:

Genioplasty (Dolphin)
Mandibular advancement surgery (Dolphin)
Maxilllo-mandibular surgery with counter clockwise rotation (Dolphin)

3. Excessive Chin Projection

  • Excessive chin projection is also known as prognathism or mandibular hyperplasia

  • The lower jaw is repositioned back into better alignment with the upper jaw
  • Restorative dentistry can be used on the teeth to correct any wear or trauma due to their dispositioning

Some patients may feel that their lower jaw or chin are over-developed or over-protected. This may be a result of excessive growth and development of the lower jaw and chin and or a lack of growth of the upper jaw. Treatment frequently involves PRESURGICAL orthodontic treatment in advance of CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY including:

Genioplasty (Dolphin)
Maxillary advancement surgery (Dolphin)
Maxilllo-mandibular surgery (Dolphin)

4. Long Face Syndrome

  • The upper or lower jaw tends to grow vertically more than usual

  • This causes problems with the bite or occlusion

  • This can affect speech, chewing efficiency, and overall oral function

Some patients feel that their face is too long and this is often associated with an excessive vertical growth and development of the upper jaw (Maxilla), lower jaw (Mandible) and chin (Symphysis). Treatment frequently involves PRESURGICAL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT in advance of CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY including:

Genioplasty (Dolphin)
Maxilllo-mandibular surgery (Dolphin)

5. Short Face Syndrome

  • Short Face Syndrome, also known as Midface Hypoplasia, is a condition where the jaw is underdeveloped

  • This condition can impact, breathing, speech, and dental alignment

  • Watch our video to learn more!

Some patients feel that their face is too short and this is often associated with a lack of vertical growth and development of the upper jaw (Maxilla), lower jaw (Mandible) and chin (Symphysis). Treatment frequently involves PRESURGICAL orthodontic treatment in advance of CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY including:

Genioplasty -short face (Dolphin)
Maxilllo-mandibular surgery (Dolphin)

6. Facial Asymmetry

  • Unevenness or imbalance in facial features

  • Combining orthodontic procedures with jaw surgery improves both facial aesthetics and functionality

  • Careful recovery and follow-up is provided after jaw surgery and orthodontic treatment continues

Some patients may feel that their face and jaws are asymmetric. This may be a result of asymmetric growth and development of the upper and lower jaws. Treatment frequently involves PRESURGICAL orthodontic treatment in advance of CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY.

Maxilllo-mandibular surgery (Dolphin)