Jaw disorders cause difficulty chewing and speaking. But many people are unaware of this. Orthodontic Specialist Doctor in Antalya and Turkey Medicals hospital member, gave information about the subject.

Although many people have problems with chewing and talking, they do not know the factors that cause this condition. However, the cause of these problems is often disorders of the jaw bones.

Deformities of the jaw and face can be congenital, as well as accidents, diseases, or incorrect childhood habits (finger sucking, prolonged use of bottles and pacifiers, pen biting, etc.) it is stated that it can also occur later depending on the.

The incompatibility of the lower jaw and upper jaw bones with respect to each other and the face leads to both aesthetic and functional disorders in people.


– The lower or upper jaw is short or long relative to each other, in front or behind,

– The face is too long or short than usual,

– Open closure disorder, which leads to the inability to close the front teeth,

– Situations where the lower jaw is too vague,

– The gums look too much when laughing due to the fact that the upper jaw is too drooping,

– Deformities related to the tip of the jaw (asymmetric tip of the jaw, etc.)

People with this type of problem may have problems chewing and speaking, as well as aesthetic concerns. In addition, pain in the joint area and joint dysfunction are also common problems. Physical or aesthetic problems experienced in the structure of the jaw affect the person’s quality of life and self-confidence.

Currently, with the developing technologies, the treatment of these disorders is becoming easier. It is known that surgical techniques in advanced age and orthodontic/orthopedic treatments in childhood and adolescence treat jaw bone disorders.


Disorders in the jaw bones can be treated with various oral and non-oral devices in childhood and adolescence.

In cases where the lower jaw is in front, the chin-cap is called, and in cases where the upper jaw is behind, the face mask is intervened with face-mask devices. In cases where the upper jaw is in front, it is treated with head-gear. These devices should be used all day, if possible, and in the evening, if not possible, at least 12 hours. An apparatus called a monoblock is provided from the inside of the mouth to bring the lower jaw forward.

In children with continued growth and development, these orthopedic devices can give effective results.In adult individuals whose growth has been completed, the jaws can be restored to their normal position by orthognathic surgery. These surgical procedures can be performed on one jaw or both jaws.In cases where the tip of the jaw is dimmed, the tip of the jaw can be made more prominent with a genioplasty surgical operation in Turkey.


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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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