Corrective Jaw Surgery - Salinas, CA
Our office performs orthognathic surgery, commonly called corrective jaw surgery. Corrective jaw surgery is used to correct a variety of minor and major skeletal irregularities including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. As a result of the surgery, many patient’s appearance is dramatically enhanced and their jaw function is restored.
Who Needs Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Before Underbite Correction Surgery
After Underbite Correction Surgery
Patients who are struggling daily with health complications that stem from a poorly aligned bite are ideal candidates for orthognathic surgery. Your doctor will work with you to determine if your overall and oral health meet the needs of corrective jaw surgery. Your surgical treatment may require additional treatments including orthodontics and may take several years to complete.
Issues that may require orthognathic surgery include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty biting food or chewing
- Chronic issues with TMJ
- Chronic migraines
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- An unbalanced facial appearance, either from the front or the side
- Birth defects
- Facial injury
- Open bite between the upper and lower front teeth when the mouth is closed
- Either a receding chin or a protruding jaw
Enjoying the Benefits!
Many people who suffer from the misalignment of the jaw have lived with an unbalanced, non-functional smile that they are often embarrassed of. Corrective jaw surgery can create a healthier, functional smile that improves the look of your profile. Corrective jaw surgery typically has a dramatic effect on the way you live and how you look and feel.