Orthognathic surgery, also known as Corrective Jaw Surgery, is a procedure that involves correcting the irregularities of the jawbones and realign both jaws and teeth to improve their function and appearance. This surgery can have a significant impact on the patient's facial appearance, as it enhances confidence and self-esteem.
You usually choose an orthodontic treatment to improve the esthetics of your smile and also your bite. In some cases, due to a skeletal deficiency, braces may be insufficient to achieve these goals.
When orthodontic treatment cannot correct the teeth alignment problems, we at Walters Ortho use orthognathic surgery to address a number of issues our patients face. The word orthognathic itself means "straight jaws. A lot of abnormalities can be fixed with this jaw surgery. The issues that orthognathic surgery can resolve are as follows:
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon typically performs orthognathic surgery. The whole procedure is conducted under full general anesthesia and can last a few hours, depending on the severity of the case. If you choose not to undergo surgery, you may face problems while chewing or obstructions of the airway even after completing the orthodontic treatment. At Walters Ortho, you don't have to worry about anything as our orthodontist will diagnose your mouth, determine your condition, and recommend the right treatment. If you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery, then we are happy to tell you that we offer this wonderful service at our practice.
Orthognathic surgery can help in the following ways:
If you are looking for more information on orthognathic treatment, call us at (916) 575-9990 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your consultation today. We will be happy to guide you towards taking the necessary steps in getting started with your treatment.
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