Corrective Jaw Surgery

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When your jaw is out of alignment, everyday tasks, such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking, are more difficult and sometimes even painful. Corrective jaw surgery can have a dramatic & positive effect on many aspects of your life by creating a more harmonious bite and appearance.

Why do I need corrective jaw surgery?

Realigning your jaw can enhance your appearance: 
When your jaw is out of alignment, your face can look unbalanced. Corrective jaw surgery can adjust the proportions of your face for a more symmetrical appearance.

Corrective jaw surgery can make eating simpler:
Misalignment in your jaw can cause difficulty chewing, biting, and swallowing. When your jaw and teeth meet properly, you can eat with ease.

Adjusting your jaw can make breathing and speaking easier:
Often, jaw misalignment can cause breathing problems, such as sleep apnea or snoring, and also disrupt the way you naturally speak.

What is involved in jaw surgery?

  • Orthodontic treatment: In general, patients need braces to align their teeth before surgery. Typically, alignment takes 12 to 18 months. 

  • Undergoing surgery:  Jaw surgery is performed by a surgeon under general anesthesia in a hospital. The jawbone is incised and may be augmented, reshaped, or adjusted. Alterations are held in place with permanent hardware. Corrective jaw surgery can address your upper jaw, lower jaw, chin, or a combination. 

  • After the procedure: You may need to stay in the hospital for two to four nights after surgery. 

  • Recovery: Most patients can return to work or school within one to three weeks, but full healing can take up to three months.

  • Final Adjustments: After about six weeks, your orthodontist may recommend a second round of braces, which can take several more months to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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