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Orthognathic surgery first then orthodontics, Zeah Dental Hospital Surgery First – Correction next

Information on treatment and surgery

Post-surgery Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment before jaw correction surgery (orthognathic surgery) is a common method used to improve aesthetics and function. This would require the patient to undergo orthodontic correction before and after the surgery to restore function. On the other hand, the sequence of having orthognathic surgery prior to orthodontic treatment is an innovative method of improving aesthetics and moving teeth in a short period of time. As results are immediately observed, careful planning is crucial for this method of treatment. Zeah Dental Hospital ensures satisfactory results through accurate diagnosis and treatment planning by experts in both oral and maxillofacial and orthodontic field


‘Post-surgery Orthodontics’ require accurate diagnosis, abundant experience and detailed treatment planning between oral and maxillofacial and orthodontic specialists.

Post-surgery Orthodontics vs Post-orthodontic surgery

Post-surgery Orthodontics vs Post-orthodontic surgery
Post-surgery Orthodontics Post-orthodontic surgery
  • Immediate results on function and aesthetics
  • Short orthodontic treatment period after surgery
  • Prevents the period of significant jaw asymmetry when orthodontic treatment is received prior to surgery
  • Post-surgery Orthodontics is not suitable for all patients
  • In case malformation and instability is predicted with Post-surgery orthodontic method, Post-orthodontic surgery still needs to be available.
  • Patient must delay surgery for more than a year while undergoing an orthodontic treatment
  • Jaw asymmetry may become more prominent during orthodontic treatment prior to surgery
  • It is a traditional surgical method which has accumulated evidence based results that are stable

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  • After(after 3 months)

Basic Surgery Information

  • Duration of Surgery: 2 hours
    Method of Anesthesia: general anesthesia
  • Period of hospitalization: 3-4 days
    No need for suture removal
  • In-hospital treatment: 4-5 times
    Recovery period: 3 weeks

Post-operative edema, bleeding, inflammation and other side effects vary in each individual. Consult with the postoperative care staff at Zeah if there are concerns or discomfort.

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    Dr. Young Ho Kang (Chairman)

Zeah Doctor’s Guide
Dr. Young Ho Kang (Chairman)

Post-surgery orthodontic method should be chosen with sufficient knowledge and treatment experience for this option. The ‘Post-orthodontic surgery’ method is not favoured by patients that want immediate improvements to function and aesthetics. Other than the long wait to see results, this method can be painful and worsening of chin protrusion during orthodontic treatment may be observed.The ‘Post-surgery orthodontic’ method is preferable as results are obtained quickly but the method is not suitable for all patients and therefore should be chosen with sufficient knowledge and abundant experience.

ZEAH Two-jaw Surgery

Safety + safety, sufficient consultation with the operating surgeon/ co-consultation with specialists, simultaneous improvement on aesthetic issues + functional problems/ systematic diagnosis + detailed plan, accurate and precise operation

  • Safety first! Safe operation management system

    Zeah Dental Hospital is equipped with experts and advanced UPS technology that enables uninterrupted surgical procedures during emergency situations. Each operating room consists of defibrillators and emergency kits, along with state-of-the-art monitoring systems that reviews the patient in real time.
  • Specialist collaboration, perfecting the improvements to aesthetic and functional issues

    Zeah Dental Hospital consist of various specialists that collaborate to deliver results. Their expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthodontics, prosthetics and anaesthetics ensures to improve both aesthetic and functional issues.
  • Sufficient consultation directly with the operating surgeon + reliable surgery

    Dr. Young Ho Kang is a highly experienced orthognathic surgeon that has no records of failure or accident in any of the 4000 surgeries he has performed over the last 15 years. He personally consults each patient to tailor the surgical procedures to deliver the highest level of satisfaction in a functional and aesthetic aspect.
  • Systematic diagnosis, detailed treatment planning and precise operation

    Zeah Dental Hospital deliberately carries out a comprehensive examination
    prior to surgery for safety purposes and to ensure accurate results.
    The examinations include blood and disease tests plus CT and cephalon x-rays. Preliminary simulation of the surgical procedure is done, comparing the actual face and ideal facial shape based on the dental model and pictures of the oral cavity to maximize desired results.