More commonly known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery realigns the teeth and jaws to correct the function of the bite and balance facial aesthetics. Orthognathic surgery is typically performed after more conservative treatments, such as braces, are unable to correct the issue.
Why do I need orthognathic surgery?
If the teeth and jaws do not line up, many issues and complications can arise. This can be due to an injury, accident, birth defect, and more. Patients often experience one or many of the following symptoms:
- Inability or difficulty eating
- Difficulty swallowing
- Excessive wear
- Speech impairment
- Sleep apnea
- Dental crowding
- Unbalanced facial aesthetics (receding chin, protruding lower jaw, etc.)
- Increased risk of periodontal disease
- Decreased self-esteem
When you come to California Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, one of our doctors will design a treatment plan just for you. Your upcoming procedure will be mapped out in detail using the most advanced diagnostic tools and three-dimensional models as a guide. Because of the specialized nature of this procedure and to ensure you receive the best result possible, your oral surgeon and orthodontist will work together.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery enhances the function of the jaw and restores facial harmony, but patients also enjoy many additional benefits of corrective jaw surgery, including
- Relief from chronic pain in the jaw
- Improved chewing, speaking, breathing, and sleeping
- Minimal treatment time
Drs. Larson, Park, Arcan, and Miller are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons, which means they are specialists when it comes to understanding facial structures and function. If your teeth and jaws do not line up and you are experiencing any symptoms associated with your condition, corrective jaw surgery may be right for you. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation with one of our doctors. Together, we can achieve your goals for a brighter, healthier smile.