Non-fixing jaw surgery

Basic jaw surgery requires dental implants. (intermaxillary fixation) i.e. the upper and lower teeth are fixed for a period of 2-4 weeks) after surgery to make the jawbone connected. because if you don’t tie your teeth teeth may not meet and make the jaw joints bear heavy loads

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Non-immobilized jaw surgery is a method that works as well as basic jaw surgery without the need to tie teeth and without the need for a retainer to secure the lower jaw. The surgery had to be more thorough as well. The surgery must be performed by a surgeon who has expertise and experience. After 1 month of surgery, the muscles will begin to be reconstructed. The bones begin to heal after 6 weeks to see the full change.

Advantages of jaw-free surgery The first is comfort and safety. Because tying teeth after surgery makes breathing difficult and suffering. But if surgery is not fastened, you can open your mouth to breathe. Make it easy to breathe and talk. Therefore, the patient feels safe by using non-harmful titanium plates to hold the jawbone together, eliminating the need for titanium plates to be removed after surgery.

During the period of having to eat liquid food after orthognathic surgery If you have to tie your teeth, it will be difficult to eat. It is also difficult to maintain cleanliness in the oral cavity. But the non-retention jaw surgery allows the patient to open his mouth to eat. And taking care of the cleanliness of the mouth is easier because there is no need to tie the teeth and close the mouth completely. Jaw joints are not rigid. Therefore, there is no need to practice opening your mouth again after surgery. It will take the same amount of recovery time as cheekbone and square face surgery. You can return to daily life much faster than basic jaw surgery.

Advantages and disadvantages of jaw surgery

SSRO model


The excised bone has a wide surface. so it is easy to connect

Because the jawbone is attached to each other So it doesn’t take long to straighten your teeth.

The lower jaw recovers quickly.

Used to correct a short chin especially

Preset jaw shape


Jaws must be fixed. therefore may cause the jaw joints to bear heavy loads

Due to the need to cut the lower jaw bone in the area that has nerves inside Therefore, it may cause nerve damage.

Takes longer than IVRO surgery

Takes longer to recover than IVRO



No need to clamp jaws After surgery, you can open your mouth. It does not burden the jaw joints with heavy loads, solving injuries or pain in the jaw joints.

The location of the jawbone cut is behind the nerve area. therefore not causing nerve damage

It takes less time for surgery than SSRO, so it takes less recovery time.

In the beginning, it may take time to do physical therapy. But the jaw joints are not burdened with heavy loads, the lower jaw takes a faster recovery time than SSRO.

The jaw plate is not visible when taking X-ray images.


Because there is no fastening Therefore, the mouth must be kept closed for 2 weeks in order for the lower jawbone to heal.

In the beginning, you will be able to feel the area where the jaws are connected.

It is difficult to use surgery to solve short chin problems.

Take care of yourself after face contouring and leg surgery.

  1. After surgery, no food for a day. Then eat a liquid diet for 7 days (liquid food that does not require chewing such as porridge, juice, milk, etc.).
  2. 2 weeks after the surgery, you can start eating normally. But you must cut the food into smaller pieces first and eat solid food after 4 weeks.
  3. The surgeon must wear a bandage on the face for 3-4 days. Do not lie on your stomach or sleep on your side. You have to sleep with your head elevated with 2-3 pillows to help reduce pain.
  4. After the surgery, you must rinse your mouth after eating and keep your mouth clean to prevent infection and inflammation in the mouth.
  5. Refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking for 4 weeks after the surgery to make the wound heal faster.
  6. Be careful not to expose your face to severe trauma until it heals.

TIP for swelling after jaw surgery

Cold compress will cause swelling of the face after orthognathic surgery.

3-4 days, must be cold compress all the time

Sleep 3 -4 days after surgery, you will need to sleep on a high pillow. Keep your head above chest level. To improve blood circulation, reduce swelling, help swelling heal faster. and should not be in the sleeping position too much

Diet after orthognathic surgery Should eat red beans, silk tea, corn, pumpkin juice to help reduce swelling. Pumpkin has a diuretic effect. thereby reducing swelling and helping digestion Red beans help drive excess fluid in the body.

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