The alignment of the teeth and jaws, as well as a host of other dental and skeletal irregularities, can be corrected with orthognathic surgery. With this form of corrective jaw surgery, our surgical team can help to improve your ability to breathe, speak, and chew. In addition to the functional benefits, there are also a number of notable cosmetic advantages to orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery since these procedures can dramatically improve your facial profile and enhance your outward appearance.
Your activities of daily living can be significantly improved when the following health conditions are corrected with orthognathic jaw surgery:
- Biting and chewing problems
- Limited or difficulty swallowing
- Headaches and chronic TMJ pain
- Severely worn or eroded teeth
- The inability to close the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed
- Unbalanced or asymmetrical facial appearance
- A traumatic injury to the jaw or face
- Congenital birth disorders
- Small or recessed chin and lower jaw
- Protruding or large jaw
- Misaligned teeth that prevent the lips from closing naturally
- Tendency to breathe through the mouth rather than the nose
- Sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep disordered breathing
The Orthognathic Consultation and Procedure
Your orthognathic procedure will be most successful when the treatment is coordinated between your dentist, our oral surgery team, and your orthodontist if necessary. Together, we can determine if orthognathic surgery is appropriate for you. There are a number of different surgical options and our facilities are equipped to safely administer anesthesia and sedation. Our surgical facility is also designed to manage medical and dental emergencies and our experienced team is trained to monitor your vital signs.
If orthognathic corrective jaw surgery is right for you, your treatment might also include multiple phases of orthodontic treatment and restorative dentistry. During your consultation, we’ll explain each aspect of the proposed procedure as well as the estimated length of your treatment and recovery.
To schedule your consultation and learn more about your orthognathic and corrective jaw surgery options, please contact our office today.