If the teeth and jaws are misaligned, and braces cannot provide successful treatment, then orthognathic surgery may be the right solution. Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, realigns the teeth and jaws to restore and optimize their function.
Why do I need corrective jaw surgery?
There are many reasons why a patient may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery. A misaligned jaw can affect the mouth and facial structure, including
- Difficulty or inability to chew and grind food
- Digestive problems
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Heavy breathing
- Impaired speech
- Poor facial aesthetics
- Dental crowding
- The inability to close the lips
Orthognathic surgery is a complex procedure that requires careful planning. If you have been recommended for corrective jaw surgery, our oral surgeon will meet with you during your consultation to create a customized treatment plan just for you. At Oral Surgery Services, we utilize state-of-the-art techniques to ensure optimal surgical planning and outcomes. Our experienced oral surgeons will work with your dentist and orthodontist to provide the best possible experience.
Orthognathic surgery primarily aims to correct the jaw’s function, but patients who have undergone corrective jaw surgery can expect several other benefits, such as
- Enhanced facial aesthetics
- Improved chewing, speech, and breathing
- Reduced treatment time
The function of the teeth and jaws are essential to oral and overall health. At Oral Surgery Services, we want to help. Our oral surgeons have undergone years of training to perform these specialized procedures and understand how to restore function, balance, and aesthetics to the facial structure.
Orthognathic Surgery at Oral Surgery Services
If you or a loved one have been recommended for corrective jaw surgery, consider Oral Surgery Services for treatment. We understand the difficulties of having misaligned teeth and jaws, and we can create a customized treatment plan to give you the best possible result. We encourage you to contact our office in Metairie, LA, or Gretna, LA, to schedule a consultation.