Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, also called corrective jaw surgery, treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and teeth.

Irregularities, misalignments and abnormalities of the facial bones can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. They can cause difficulty chewing, speaking, breathing and sleeping- all of the vital functions! Facial irregularities can also cause self esteem issues, because these bones form the structure for a person’s facial profile. When the facial bones develop irregularly, they can cause severe overbites or underbites, and contribute to an unhealthy appearance.

Ortho patient who underwent orthognathic (jaw) surgery
Benefits of Jaw Surgery

Many people benefit from jaw surgery for TMJ syndrome, sleep apnea, and malocclusions (poor bite conditions). If you notice any of the following symptoms, this may indicate the need for orthognathic surgery:

What to Expect with Corrective Jaw Surgery

When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, our highly-experienced orthodontists will perform a comprehensive orthodontic exam to gain a complete understanding of you or your child’s orthodontic condition. If you require orthognathic surgery, we will tell you everything you need to know about the process! From the initial planning stages to the recovery stages, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Diagnosis

We’ll analyze your diagnostic photos and X-rays and discuss any orthodontic-related symptoms you may be experiencing to help you determine whether orthognathic surgery is the best treatment route for you.

Treatment Plan

Using the latest advancements in digital imaging technology, our orthodontists will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of jaw surgery. Through computerized treatment planning, we can effectively minimize treatment times, recovery periods, and the overall efficacy of your surgery!

Surgery

Jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), who works closely with our orthodontists to ensure the most effective treatment approach. Orthodontic treatment is typically used in accordance with jaw surgery to realign the jaws and teeth efficiently.

Still have questions about orthognathic surgery?

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at any of our locations in West Spartanburg, East Spartanburg, Gaffney, Duncan, or Union. We believe patient education is the foundation to a successful treatment! We will always take the time to explain your treatment to you, throughout every phase. 

If you haven’t received your complimentary exam yet, we encourage you to request yours today! Your first visit to our office is no-obligation, no-risk, and no-commitment. We want you to experience the Nth Degree in orthodontic care, without any financial risk.