Orthognathic surgery is the method of treatment when braces alone cannot correct your specific skeletal problem. Sometimes due to the underlying skeletal discrepancy, simple orthodontics cannot accomplish what is needed for fixing your bite and facial aesthetics for long-term dental health.
Jaw surgery is a life changing experience for many of our patients.
Our dentist or orthodontist will work together to determine whether you are a candidate for corrective jaw, or orthognathic surgery. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery.
Our office has been a Center for Excellence in Jaw Surgery for over ten years.
Jaw surgery is necessary when:
Difficulty chewing, or biting food
Difficulty swallowing/Open bite
Chronic jaw or jaw joint pain and headache
Excessive wear of the teeth
Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or the side
Facial injury or birth defects
Receding chin/Protruding jaw
Inability to make the lips meet without straining
Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
Our doctors use modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you'll look after surgery.
This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery.
By undergoing corrective jaw surgery, your teeth and jaws are in a more functional, balanced and healthy position. Often times, patients will experience significant enhancements to their appearance and speech. Oral Surgery Associates is dedicated to providing you the best in corrective jaw surgery care.