Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery) from Dr. Michael P. Blum

By: Dr. Michael P. Blum  07/07/2014
Keywords: Dental Implants, Emergency Service, Oral Surgery

Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly. Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery? People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary. Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated: Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing Speech problems Chronic jaw or TMJ pain Open bite Protruding jaw Breathing problems Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a comprehensive examination including the soft tissue of the face and the bones of the face. . During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your surgical team can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Keywords: Corrective Jaw Surgery, Dental Implants, Emergency Service, Facial Injuries, Facial Trauma, jaw surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral And Maxillofacial, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgeon, oral surgeons, Oral Surgery, Teeth Removal, Tooth Removal, Wisdom Teeth, Wisdom Tooth Removal

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