Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
Orthognathic Surgery is required when the jaws don’t meet correctly or if teeth do not fit with the jaws. Such teeth are straightened with orthodontics and then jaws are realigned with a corrective surgery. This not only gives you a more attractive smile, it also helps your teeth function properly.
Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?
People with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. This can result in problems that affect chewing function, speech, and oral health and overall appearance. While orthodontics can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved, Orthognathic surgery may be required when the jaws need to be repositioned.
Such factors should be evaluated:
- Difficulty Chewing, Biting or Swallowing
- Speech Problems
- Chronic Jaw or TMJ Pain
- Open Bite
- Protruding Jaw
- Breathing Problems
Before any treatment begins, a consultation with a complete examination and X-Rays is necessary.
Technology and Orthognathic Surgery
Our practice uses modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models so we get an accurate vision of the surgery and you will even get an idea as to what you will look like afterwards. The results of the surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that improves your smile to a more attractive, functional and healthy state.