Orthognathic surgery is needed when the jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with the jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery will put a jaw back in line. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
Who needs orthognathic surgery?
It includes those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some cases, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment.
Accurate assessment diagnosis those patients who have bite problems that can be managed with braces alone and those that need braces and surgery.
Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. Technology has significantly improved outcomes in this field. Surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.