Are you suffering from persistent jaw tenderness and discomfort? We know that issues with your jaw can affect much of your daily life. If you are having trouble eating, speaking, or even breathing, we can help. By combining jaw surgery and orthodontics, we are able to improve not only your comfort, but also the function and appearance of the mouth. Orthognathic surgery is surgery of the jaw that helps to correct form and function. It realigns the jaw into the proper position and improves the way it works. This procedure, although extremely involved, can be a blessing to a patient who struggles daily with discomfort. It can make life enjoyable again.
In an ideal world, your teeth should fit easily together with no crowding, spacing, or overlaps. In reality, about 15 to 20% of the American population suffers from malocclusion, or a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite can develop from various conditions or habits, including a cleft lip or palate, thumb sucking, abnormally shaped teeth, mouth breathing, and tumors in the jaw. The good news, however, is that there are options to correct this common dental issue. Read on to find out more.
Orthodontic appliances such as braces and retainers can help straighten teeth and improve misaligned bites. In some cases, however, we recommend jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, to help dramatically improve skeletal and dental abnormalities and improve the way your jaw functions. The corrections made can also improve your facial appearance.