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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
ORTHOGNATHIC JAW SURGERY & BIMAXILLARY SLEEP SURGERY
  • Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS
  • Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
what is orthognathic jaw 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

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what is bimax sleep surgery
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 in orthognathic jaw surgery
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
Double Jaw or “Bimax” Surgery
  • Surgery in the upper and lower jaw at the same time.
after surgery surgical splint and elastics
After Surgery - Surgical Splint and Elastics
  • You have to wear a plastic splint and elastics for up to 3 weeks after surgery.
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Before

After

Jaw surgery will correct your bite and improve your facial features

bimax surgery for sleep apnea
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
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