Corrective surgery can improve chewing, speaking, and breathing in non-growing adults.
Although some adult patients experience a dramatic improvement in appearance, the primary reason to perform orthognathic surgery is to correct extreme functional problems that braces alone cannot.
Conditions that may indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery in addition to braces:
- Severe overbite or underbite (very large space between the upper and lower teeth when mouth is closed)
- Severely unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
- Extreme facial injury or birth defect
There is no reason to live with painful, uncomfortable jaw conditions. Receiving treatment, which may include surgery and orthodontic treatment, is a commitment to your health as well as your happiness.
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