Open Jaw Surgery

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Overview of Open Jaw 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 Open Jaw Surgery?

To address the challenges you are currently facing with your jaw joint, your surgeon may decide that the most effective course of action is to proceed with open jaw surgery.

This particular surgical approach involves the complete exposure of the jaw joint by making an incision in front of the ear, as opposed to utilizing minimally invasive techniques commonly known as keyhole procedures.

However, "open jaw surgery" can also refer to a surgical intervention on the open jaw joint, medically referred to as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In this case, your surgeon gains visual access to the inner workings of your TMJ through a cut on your skin.

The essence of open-joint surgery lies in the creation of an incision, several inches in length, directly over the joint, thus granting your healthcare provider the necessary access to perform interventions within the joint itself.

Within this context, your surgeon possesses the ability to both diagnose and address a range of issues, including torn cartilage and damage to the surface of the joint.

In other words, they will have the opportunity to either remove or reposition the cartilage disc or reshape both the joint's lower and upper surfaces.

Why Choose Open Jaw Surgery in Turkey?

Having an open jaw surgery in Turkey comes with numerous advantages, especially for those who search for both quality and affordability. Reasons to choose Turkey as a location for your procedure include:

Affordable Open Jaw Surgery

If you’re looking for significant cost savings without compromising on quality, you must think about having your procedure in Turkey, particularly in International Clinics in Istanbul.

When compared to other clinics in other countries, International Clinics and some other selected dental clinics in Turkey take the first spot on the ladder of cheapest dental services providers worldwide, especially for open jaw surgeries.

Safe Open Jaw Surgeries

Turkey's clinics are known for their intense focus on safety and technology. Indeed, some of these clinics have modern infrastructure that heavily rivals their counterparts in other developed countries.

Additionally, they prioritize patient safety and comfort and try to create an optimal environment for open jaw surgery and other similar procedures.

Renowned Surgeons

Finding highly skilled and experienced surgeons who specialize in open jaw surgery isn’t easy. Thankfully, however, there are many Turkish experts who have undergone rigorous training and possess a wealth of knowledge in this exact field.

In fact, this is the main reason behind the exceptional care and excellent surgical outcomes that international patients often report after their trip to Turkey.

Comprehensive Care & Support

Having an open jaw surgery requires follow-up support and continuous supervision. In Turkey, they mostly prioritize personalized patient care and provide comprehensive support throughout the surgical journey.

Above all, the clinics try to ensure that their patients receive individualized attention and assistance at every step.

Seamless Travel & Accessibility

Turkey is remarkably accessible for patients traveling from different parts of the world, especially from Europe and North America.

Besides, Turkish dental clinics often provide special packages to international patients as a step towards integrating healthcare with tourism to make their travel experience more joyful.

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Benefits of Open Jaw Surgery

Open jaw surgery can yield numerous advantages on both aesthetic and functional levels:

The Procedure of Open Jaw Surgery

The length of the Procedure varies depending on the specific interventions required for your jaw joint. If the intervention isn’t complex, such as repositioning slipped cartilage, the surgery may be completed in less than an hour.

In contrast, if the procedure involves more intricate measures, such as a partial or total joint replacement, the operation may extend over several hours. We can outline the steps involved in this procedure as follows:

1. Incision making

To gain access to the joint, your surgeon will make a precise incision directly in front of your ear. In certain cases, it may be necessary to extend the incision from the top of the ear upwards into the hairline, providing additional access if required.

2. Joint manipulation

Once the joint is exposed, the necessary treatments and procedures will be performed by your surgeon. This could involve addressing various issues, such as repositioning the slipped cartilage or carrying out more extensive measures to replace the joint.

3. Suturing the incision

After the joint has been treated and manipulated, the incision will be closed using stitches. These stitches will maintain the alignment and secure the incision as it heals.

Recovery After Open Jaw Surgery

Although recovery after open jaw surgery is lengthier compared to other procedures, it still boasts a great success rate. To ensure a seamless recovery, it’s important to implement the following measures in the first one to two days after the surgery:

Risks of Open Jaw Surgery

Following open jaw surgery, it’s common for the area surrounding the joint to experience numbness. This occurs due to removing a small nerve within the joint during the procedure.

However, over time, this numbness generally diminishes, and its extent is typically limited. Other potential complications may include:

Cost of Open Jaw Surgery in Turkey

Open jaw surgery often comes with a high price tag due to its complexity. In Turkey, the surgery may cost between 1500-2000 US dollars. In other countries, the cost may go up to 7000 US dollars, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. This makes Turkey a reasonable choice for those who seek more affordable destinations.

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)

Jaw surgery is a big surgery in the sense that it’s a “major” invasive surgery that has potential risks.

Jaw surgery can fix or correct the open bite problem by shaving away or manipulating the jaw bones.

Jaw surgery isn’t really painful, but it can lead to numbness sensation in the days that follow the procedure.

Jaw surgery is a common procedure that surgeons perform for patients with different issues in the upper and lower jaws.

Jaw surgery doesn’t affect the nose directly, but it may affect the general appearance of the face if the procedure involves re-positioning of the chin.

Jaw surgery can yield results that last for a lifetime, especially if it’s done right. 


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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