Orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery involves rectifying malocclusions and misalignments of the jawbone and structure of the patient’s teeth. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon is specialized to perform corrective jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgeries help to remodel disoriented facial structure, crowding of teeth, improve the patient’s bite, and improve the opening of the airway.
Who requires orthognathic surgery?
A corrective jaw surgery, otherwise known as orthognathic surgery is required by patients who suffer from the below conditions:
• Structural deformity of the jawbone leading to illegible facial symmetry.
• Patients suffering from underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
• Patients who experience disability in chewing correctly.
• Those suffering from mild-moderate levels of sleep apnea.
How can orthognathic surgery help you?
The primary goal of orthognathic surgery is to correct orthodontic and facial deformities. By acquiring an orthognathic surgery, patients would be able to:
• Incise on a healthy diet.
• Acquire strong and healthy dentition.
• Experience reduction in orofacial pain.
• Improve phonetics.
• Comfortable and smooth upper airway.
• Boost self-esteem by rectifying disoriented facial structure.
What does an orthognathic surgery involve?
A conventional orthognathic surgery would involve bone grafting procedure, bone cutting, stretching of the bone surface, and orthodontics. Orthognathic surgery aims to improve the patient’s speech, facial orientation, malocclusions, sleep, mastication, and aesthetics.
There are typically three procedures involved in an orthognathic surgery:
• Repositioning the upper jaw.
• Repositioning the lower jaw.
• Repositioning the chin to correct facial structural disharmony.
Corrective jaw surgery can improve your smile. Request an appointment at Fairfield Orthodontics with Dr. Le and her team in CA and we shall guide you further.