Dental health in Turkey is one of the most important issues affecting our quality of life. We take various measures to protect our oral and dental health and resort to treatments to address the problems that occur. Biting decadence is also among them. A specialist in oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery professor about orthognathic treatment referred to in eliminating this problem, we gave information.

Oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery specialist Prof.Dr, “orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) is a combination of Orthodontics and jaw surgery techniques aimed at eliminating the deconstruction of the shape and shape of the lower and upper jaw.

Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) is an intervention for the placement of jaw bones, teeth and tissues in an anatomical location.

In cases where orthodontic treatment cannot correct jaw and biting problems alone, the lower jaw, upper jaw, or teeth are incompatible with the jaw, orthognathic surgery comes into play. In cases where there is an abnormality in the relationship between the lower and upper jaw, a biting disorder occurs, which negatively affects the appearance, disrupting the aesthetics of the face,” he commented.


Oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery specialist Prof.Dr. said, “in this type of problem, orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon work together to eliminate functional and appearance problems. The orthodontist arranges the teeth, and the maxillofacial surgeon places the jaws in the appropriate position.

Proper planning, correct technique and good care after the surgical procedure is achieved with the desired result,” he said.

It can be applied in these cases

Prof.Dr. “patients wonder in what cases orthognathic surgery is performed. This treatment;

– Lower jaw retardation; lower jaw front, back, right or left side,

– Underdevelopment of one side or all of the lower jaw,

– Upper jaw retardation; upper jaw front, back, right or left side,

– Lack of development in the upper jaw,

– Lower and upper jaw teeth do not touch each other,

– Chin tip ahead, Back, Small or large,

– Deterioration of the shape and structure of the jaws due to an accident or tumor,

“We can say that it is applied in cases where there is a percentage asymmetry,” he said.

Suitable for whom?

“We recommend this surgical method to people who have insufficient chewing and speech functions, have breathing problems, have impaired jaw position with each other, have impaired facial aesthetics, because their teeth and jaws do not close properly,” Yalcin commented.

Lasts 2-4 hours under general anesthesia

Prof.Dr. said, ” Patients should be careful when choosing the surgeon who will perform the procedure and conduct deep research. The fact that the surgeon who will perform this procedure is experienced in this regard will give the patient an advantage during the operation and during the subsequent recovery period.

In this method, surgery can only be performed on the lower or upper jaw or on both jaws.

General anesthesia is applied to the patient in orthognathic operations where orthodontic specialist and maxillofacial surgeon work together. The surgical procedure takes between 2-4 hours according to the disorder,” he said.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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