In some cases, we may determine that you require corrective jaw surgery. Essentially, corrective jaw surgery treats and rectifies problems in your facial bones, specifically your teeth and jaws. Many times, these anomalies cause chewing, sleep and speech problems in addition to other symptoms.
Corrective jaw surgery is medically referred to as orthognathic surgery. In conjunction with orthodontic treatment, the problems mentioned above are resolved. Your overall facial appearance also undergoes a positive change.
We use the latest digital imaging technology to demonstrate the benefits of having corrective jaw surgery. With computer simulations, treatment time and recovery periods are minimized. The surgeon may install materials such as titanium plates and tiny screws in order to correct the problem or to aid the healing process. With the current advancement in correct jaw surgery technology, patients can expect a short period of recuperation and full duties can be resumed much faster.
However, jaw surgery is usually only undertaken if orthodontic treatment cannot resolve the issue at hand. After a series of examinations, we are able to advise you on your treatment options.