Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
The way your facial bones develop will affect your oral health, facial appearance and proportion. The position and size of your facial bones and teeth will determine how well you bite, chew and speak.
Any of the following symptoms may indicate a need for Corrective Jaw surgery:
- Difficulty chewing or biting food
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic jaw pain
- Excessive wearing of teeth
- Open bite (a space between upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
- Overbite or under-bite
- Unbalanced facial appearance
- Facial injury or a defect from birth
While the correction of the above problems will obviously lead to improved function, it may also improve the facial esthetics. Treatment of a vast majority of these conditions would require a team approach and collaboration between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon as well as other professionals such as orthodontists, prosthodontists, family dentists, and others.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon, after examination, will thoroughly discuss your condition as well as treatment options and timeline of your care.