We Can Help Jaw Discomfort
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.
Who Is A Candidate For Treatment?
We don’t take this surgery lightly, so we thoroughly examine the patient to ensure this procedure is truly needed and will improve quality of life. Using a number of digital images, we inspect the patient’s bite and jaw placement. This treatment is most beneficial to those who suffer from:
- A birth defect or extreme facial injury
- An unbalanced facial appearance when looking from the front or side
- A severe overbite or underbite that is apparent when the mouth is closed
- Years of orthodontic care with existing issues
What Does Orthognathic Surgery Help?
This surgery may help:
- Make biting and chewing easier
- Minimize the wearing of teeth
- Correct bite fit and closure issues
- Create a more symmetrical face
- Remove discomfort from symptoms related to TMD
Are Braces Needed As Well?
Many of our patients who qualify for orthognathic surgery have worn braces for some time. We work to fix any issues through the use of braces first. If surgery is needed, braces will most likely be needed again after surgery to finish the process and leave the patient with a beautiful smile.
There is no reason to continue to live with discomfort. If you are interested in learning more about orthognathic surgery and to see if you are a candidate for treatment, call our office located in Southfield, MI to schedule a consultation.