Jaw Surgery Improves Function and Aesthetics
Jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is frequently needed by those who suffer from recurring jaw pain or problems with their overall bite in order to create a more harmonious relationship between the teeth. Corrective jaw surgery oftentimes improves the patient’s facial appearance by creating a more balanced look in the jaw. When it comes to jaw surgery, oral surgeons are the leaders in effective treatment and successful results thanks to their extensive training and specialty training. Jaw surgery typically involves surgically correcting irregularities in the jaw bones to realign the jaw and teeth. Usually, this surgery is used as a last resort if other corrective options have failed, such as orthodontics or bite guards. In some cases, jaw surgery is a part of facial trauma care if the patient was in an accident or one of many treatments in a full mouth reconstruction.
Thanks to our extensive hospital-based education and training, the oral surgeons at Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants are the trusted source many local dentists refer to for jaw surgery cases. With a combined experience of over 33 years, advanced digital technology and effective anesthesia options we can treat almost any case of corrective jaw surgery.
Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery
- Improved facial appearance
- Relieves constant jaw pain
- Improves biting and chewing
- Corrects problems swallowing or speaking
- Relief for sleep apnea or TMJ disorder
Our Jaw Surgery Treatment Process
Our team of oral surgeons work closely with your general dentist and orthodontist to create the ideal treatment plan for you. We utilize our state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to capture highly detailed views of your oral structure and bite. By using these images, we can better understand where the problem areas are and create an effective treatment plan that will give you the best results. This technology will also allow us to show you how your bite will change after jaw surgery and it’s effects on your appearance. You will likely be sedated for your jaw surgery to ensure you experience minimal discomfort and anxiety. After jaw surgery, you will have an improved bite and jaw position for enhanced function and appearance.