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What is Orthognathic Surgery?


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Evan
What is Orthognathic Surgery?Orthognathic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures involving the jaw and face. Patients with a wide variety of minor and significant jaw anomalies can benefit from this treatment, enhancing their ability to chew, speak, and breathe.

In some instances, patients also see cosmetic improvements, most notably to their chins and lower faces. As a result of necessary surgical intervention, a patient's dental health will improve.

Complexities abound with orthognathic procedures. An orthognathic surgeon need to manipulate your jaw muscles, bones, upper or lower jaw, or both. Depending on the issue, the jaw may be adjusted by lengthening, shortening, moving up, down, in, or out.

Orthognathic surgeons are experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery. They typically consult with and work alongside an orthodontist. A dentist or orthodontist may recommend braces to help a patient achieve a better bite. An orthognathic surgeon may reshape the jaw and associated bones to improve the patient's bite and facial aesthetics.

Who are Candidates for Orthognathic Surgery?


Candidates for orthognathic surgery may include anyone with the following symptoms. For help with any of these problems, a visit to an oral surgeon is recommended, challenges with eating because of difficulty in biting, chewing, or swallowing.

Issues with communicating, bruxism, ongoing discomfort in the jaw, open bite, cross bite, jaw projection or chin retraction. Jaw disproportion caused by trauma to the face or congenital disorders, an unbalanced look on the face, snoring, sleep apnea, and various respiratory disorders

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Pain in the jaw region can disrupt daily activities like eating, talking, sleeping, and even breathing. Anybody experiencing jaw pain should seek help immediately. When patients visit our oral surgeons, they experience a reduction in jaw pain caused by misalignment and other problems. Call or message us online to set up a meeting or get some advice.
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