Correct Your Bite
Correct Your Bite
What Is Maxillofacial & Orthognathic Surgery?
A severe bite problem can make it difficult to chew, talk, sleep, breathe. It can even affect your facial profile and your smile. If your bite problems are extensive, we can help! We can evaluate your mouth to determine if orthognathic surgery is necessary. Surgical orthodontics merges orthodontic jaw surgery with orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, to help you achieve a stunning smile and correct functional issues.
You may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery if your jaw misalignment causes:
- Your jaw or chin to recede or protrude
- An open bite (a space between the upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed)
- An unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
Orthodontic surgery may also be necessary if your bite causes excessive tooth wear and tear or makes it difficult to:
- Close your mouth
- Chew, bite or swallow food
- Breathe through your nose
You may also require surgery if your jaw problems are causing:
- Chronic jaw pain and headaches
- Breathing problems especially when sleeping
Maxillofacial Surgery Can Also Correct These Issues
Maxillofacial surgeons do more than just oral surgery. They can also help with issues such as:
- Cleft Palates
- Facial Trauma
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
- Oral Cancer
Are You a Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery?
To find out, book a free consultation with us so we can evaluate your bite and the severity of your situation. It's the only way to know for sure whether you may benefit from surgery, or if orthodontic treatment alone will suffice. If you require surgery, you will likely need braces before and afterwards. We can develop a treatment plan that will help you understand what's involved and the time commitment.
Bet we can make you smile!