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Key Differences Between Plastics and Maxillofacial Surgeries

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Key Differences Between Plastics and Maxillofacial SurgeriesPlastic surgery is a procedure that aims to change the appearance of your dental formula to improve your overall health. Plastic surgeons have the training to operate on soft tissue and enhance facial aesthetics. This type of surgery fixes birth-related conditions like cleft lips. This improves the patient's confidence and smile appearance. If you have discolored or brown teeth, whitening done during plastic surgery makes your smile brighter.

A significant benefit of a plastic surgery procedure is you regain full tooth function to enable comfortable chewing. It repairs any damaged, crooked or broken teeth. By enhancing the tooth's appearance, our plastic surgeons give you a youthful appearance and reduce signs of aging in the face.

The Main Differences Between These Procedures

Maxillofacial surgery is a term for medical procedures on the face, neck, mouth, and jaws. It involves correcting misalignment by repositioning the jawbones. They make tiny incisions inside the mouth so as no scars are visible on the face. After the procedure, we secure the jawbone in place with screws. This type of surgery improves your speech by correcting your bite. A specialist doctor, known as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), generally performs these medical procedures.

A considerable benefit of maxillofacial surgery is the enhancement of physical appearance. It reduces chronic jaw pain and headaches caused by protruding jaws. If you experience pain and discomfort during eating, this procedure relieves the pain. Maxillofacial surgery is the best treatment for sleep apnea. This is a condition where the passageways do not allow air during sleeping, commonly known as snoring.

Both plastic and maxillofacial help restore your self-esteem and pride in your smile. If you have any more inquiries about which type of surgery is best for your dental condition, please visit our clinic for a professional consultation.

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