Orthographic (jaw) surgery is the treatment method used when braces alone cannot correct your specific skeletal problem. Sometimes, when there is an underlying skeletal discrepancy, simple orthodontics cannot accomplish what is needed for fixing your bite and facial esthetics for long-term dental health.
Jaw surgery is a life changing experience for many of our patients.
Our dentist or orthodontist will evaluate whether you are a good candidate for corrective jaw or Orthographic surgery. The orthodontist will work together with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to determine the most appropriate corrective jaw surgical procedure. Then the surgeon will perform the surgery.
Our office has been a Center for Excellence in Jaw Surgery for more than ten years.
Reasons why Jaw surgery may be necessary:
Difficulty in chewing or biting food
Difficulty in swallowing/Open bite
Chronic Jaw joint pain and/or headache
Excessive wear of the teeth
Unbalanced facial appearance from the side or the front
Birth defects or Facial injury
Protruding jaw / Receding chin
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 Orthographic surgery.
After corrective jaw surgery, your teeth and jaws will be in a more balanced, functional and healthy position. Patients will often experience drastic improvements to their speech and appearance. We are dedicated to providing you with the best corrective jaw surgery care.