Orthodontic Surgery

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Overview of Orthodontic 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 Orthodontic Surgery?

Orthodontic surgery, often referred to as surgical orthodontics or “jaw surgery” for short, is an intricate procedure aimed at correcting skeletal issues in the jaws that may inhibit essential functions such as biting, chewing, and articulating words.

More simply put, it refers to the corrective jaw surgery that deals with irregularities present in the jawbones, bringing harmony between the jaws and teeth to enhance their synergy.

This corrective intervention may be directed towards the upper jaw, known as the maxilla, or the lower jaw, referred to as the mandible. In some cases, both may need surgical attention.

These adjustments aren't merely functional; in fact, they can also have a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetics, providing a more balanced and symmetrical appearance.

This is particularly relevant for individuals who, due to their upper and lower jaws being out of alignment, experience challenges in maintaining the positioning of their teeth.

Why Choose Orthodontic Surgery in Turkey?

Choosing orthodontic surgery in Turkey might not be the first option that springs to mind, yet an increasing number of patients worldwide are finding it to be an appealing choice.

In a nutshell, Turkey's prominence in the field of cosmetic dentistry has grown due to a blend of factors:

Affordable Orthodontic Surgery

Undoubtedly, jaw surgeries aren’t cheap enough that everybody can have them. However, Turkey is known for being a cheaper destination for such procedures. Luckily, affordability doesn’t compromise quality in Turkey; hence, patients can access top-tier services without breaking their bank accounts.

Experienced Surgeons

Finding highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Turkey isn’t difficult at all. International Clinics in Istanbul, for instance, is known for employing professionals who have extensive experience and training in this domain. This for sure guarantees better surgery outcomes and safety.

Comprehensive Patient Care

Many Turkish healthcare providers follow a patient-centered approach, which extends beyond the procedure itself to encompass pre-surgery planning, diligent post-operative care, and a commitment to patient well-being throughout the process of having orthodontic surgery.

High Standards of Hygiene & Quality

Precision and efficacy in orthognathic surgery are established based on strict rules and standards of quality in the Turkish healthcare system. High-tech imaging and software tools are integral in developing customized, effective treatment plans.

Besides, Turkey's medical facilities maintain stringent hygiene standards, aligning with international best practices to minimize infection risk and recovery time.

Appealing Packages

Turkish clinics, including International Clinics in Istanbul, are known for being generous to international patients as they provide exceptional packages that cover almost everything to get a safer and more relaxed experience. The packages may include transportation and comfortable accommodation.

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Benefits of Orthodontic Surgery

Orthodontic or jaw surgery serves as a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with issues concerning their jaws, tooth alignment, and facial symmetry.

Such challenges can often lead to disruptions in everyday tasks and undesirable impacts on essential activities like chewing, speaking, or sleeping.

If you're wondering about the substantial benefits that this surgical procedure provides, here's a rundown:

The Procedure of Orthodontic Surgery

Orthodontic surgery is a complex procedure with an extraordinary potential to correct jaw misalignment and discrepancies. Often, the procedure is typically performed by a highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

To ensure minimal facial scarring, the procedure is predominantly performed from within the oral cavity.

The methodology involves incisions made strategically on the jawbones, enabling the surgeon to move them into their optimal alignment.

Once in their new positions, the jawbones are solidified and maintained using durable titanium plates and screws.

While each patient's case is unique, the general process unfolds through several key steps:

1. Consultation & planning

This initial phase, perhaps the cornerstone of the entire procedure, involves thorough consultation and collaborative planning between the members of the dental team (your doctor and the oral surgeon). Here, your specific needs and conditions are assessed to form the basis for the recommended treatment plan.

2. Diagnostic imaging & software modeling

To ensure precision and efficacy, advanced diagnostic imaging and software are utilized to develop a detailed, step-by-step plan for the entire process.

3. Surgical intervention

The precise surgical procedure is carried out under the expert hands of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, making precise incisions and adjustments to align your jaws perfectly.

4. Post-operative monitoring & care

Once the surgery is complete, your condition is closely monitored by your doctor and the oral surgeon to assist and guide you through each phase of the treatment plan.

Recovery After Orthodontic Surgery

Upon the completion of the surgery, you can enjoy better functionality and enhanced aesthetics that orthodontic surgery offers.

We believe that this transformative journey not only improves your physical condition but also brings about positive changes across various facets of your life.

Post-operative care, however, is vital after undergoing the surgery to ensure a smooth recovery process and the best possible outcome. The recovery may include the following events:

Risks of Orthodontic Surgery

While orthodontic surgery is a transformative procedure, it has certain potential risks and complications associated with it. To give you a more nuanced understanding, here are the key ones:

Cost of Orthodontic Surgery in Turkey

Your surgeon's office will provide you with comprehensive information concerning the financial aspects of your surgery. Turkish clinics often charge between 1000-2000 US dollars for jaw surgeries, depending on the original medical problem. In the United States, jaw surgeries are much more expensive, costing between 4000-6000 US dollars.

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)

Other names for orthodontic surgery include maxillary osteotomy, bimaxillary osteotomy mandibular osteotomy, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery.

The most stable orthognathic procedure is a maxillary osteotomy.

According to many doctors, the most common orthognathic surgery is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery. However, there is no reliable data to support such a claim.

Orthodontic surgery may take between 2-5 hours on average, depending on the intricacies of the procedure.

After orthodontics, doctors often recommend retainers to hold the teeth in place.

Jaw surgery is mostly safe, but it can lead to infection and bleeding in some cases


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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