Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is required when jaws don’t fit correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are aligned with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. It not only improves facial appearance but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and it will function properly.

WHO NEEDS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are placed wrongly. Jaw growth is a continuous process and in some situations, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different speeds. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance(look).birth deficiencies can also affect jaw alignment. Orthognathic surgery must be required for aligning the jaws in a proper way.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Any of these symptoms exist at birth or after birth as a result of genetic or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face. Before treatment begins, a consultation will be needed to perform a complete review with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any issues and doubts that you have concerning your treatment.

TECHNOLOGY & ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY

Dr. Raghu uses modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using complete facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show and explain to you how your bite will be improved and even give you a view of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you to know the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our aim is to help you understand the advantages of orthognathic surgery.

if you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Raghu will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a correct position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.