Maxillary Advancement Surgery

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Overview of Maxillary Advancement Surgery




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Is Maxillary Advancement Surgery?

Maxillary advancement surgery, also known as maxillomandibular advancement surgery (MMA), jaw advancement surgery, or double-jaw surgery, is a sophisticated procedure designed to enhance the space within the throat and jaws to improve breathing.

This is achieved by repositioning the structures that envelope the throat, which is intricately linked to the jaws. In this case, the bones of both the upper and lower jaw are maneuvered to alleviate any airway obstructions.

The procedure ingeniously places the pharyngeal airway muscles, attached to the jawbones, in an advanced position, thereby increasing the tension in the soft tissues of the pharynx.

The forward advancement of the jaws consequently displaces these structures in a manner that diminishes their propensity to cause blockages within the throat.

A key aspect of this process is the forward movement of the tongue, which can improve the anatomical conditions that contribute to snoring and sleep apnea, further enhancing the quality of sleep.

Although MMA surgery has proven to be highly effective in many cases, you must be aware that this procedure carries a higher level of risk and necessitates a more significant recovery period compared to other surgical alternatives.

Why Choose Maxillary Advancement Surgery in Turkey?

Maxillary advancement surgery is a significant decision that requires thorough consideration. Turkey has, however, become an increasingly popular choice for such procedures due to a variety of compelling reasons, including:

Affordable Maxillary Advancement Surgery

Both the quality and cost of maxillary surgery are remarkable in Turkey. Maxillary advancement surgery, in particular, is generally more affordable compared to other countries, including those in Asia.

For individuals who might otherwise be unable to afford the surgery, Turkey might be seen as the best choice. After all, International Clinics, which is regarded as one of the best dental clinics in Europe, is located in Istanbul, Turkey.

Highly Skilled Surgeons

Turkish surgeons, particularly those specializing in oral and maxillofacial procedures inside International Clinics, are recognized globally for their comprehensive training and proficiency.

Indeed, they have performed maxillary advancement surgery on hundreds of patients before.

Accredited Clinics

Many Turkish hospitals and clinics have international accreditations from major international bodies, indicating they meet global healthcare quality standards.

In other words, these clinics are working to ensure high standards of medical care, hygiene, and safety protocols. Furthermore, the use of new technology enhances the accuracy of the surgery and facilitates quicker recovery.

Dental procedures in Turkey are carried out within a system founded on a holistic approach to guarantee safer, effective treatments.

Fewer Risks & Better Results

Moreover, patients are not just treated for their specific problems but are also provided with comprehensive care that considers their overall well-being.

Cultural Convenience

Turkey offers patients the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich cultural and historical experience. This can transform their medical journey into a culturally enriching experience. Above all, the famous Turkish hospitality extends to the healthcare sector as well.

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Benefits of Maxillary Advancement Surgery

Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is a surgical technique primarily employed to combat severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The potential benefits of undergoing MMA surgery are multifaceted, including:

The Procedure of Maxillary Advancement Surgery

The surgical procedure unfolds within an operating room environment under the eyes of an expert oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

You’ll be put under general anesthesia to not feel any pain. Here's an outline of the process:

1. Internal incisions

The operation primarily involves incisions made inside the mouth, with potential minor incisions on the cheeks, ensuring minimal external scarring.

2. Repositioning the jaws

Through the use of slender saws and chisels, the upper and lower jaws are liberated and advanced synchronously. Stabilizing these newly positioned jaws involves the placement of titanium plates and screws.

3. Arch bar implementation

Large braces, known as arch bars, are affixed to the teeth. While the jaws are not typically wired together, rubber bands may be used to help maintain a stable bite during the healing period. These arch bars generally stay in place for six weeks.

Risks of Maxillary Advancement Surgery

There are certain complications and potential risks associated with maxillary advancement surgeries, such as:

Cost of Maxillary Advancement Surgery in Turkey

Maxillary advancement surgery costs between 1500-2500 US dollars in Turkey. International Clinics in Istanbul occasionally offer special packages to international patients to make the surgery easier and more encouraging. In the United States, in the other hand, the surgery may go up to 10000 US dollars without adding other fees or costs.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It’s likely that one small scar to appear on the cheeks following the surgery.

The healing process for maxillomandibular advancement takes between 1-3 months, during which you must protect your jaw from external trauma and pressures.

Maxillomandibular advancement surgery (MMA) is certainly worth it for those who seek permanent treatment for sleep apnea.

Maxillomandibular advancement surgery is successful in most cases with a rate of around 86%.

You may need to get a brace before surgery to align your teeth. Your dentist will check you first and give you the proper recommendation based on the examination.

The surgery isn’t painful, but you should expect some pain or discomfort after the procedure.


Procedure Results

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Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

High Quality

The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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