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.
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:
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.
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!
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.