Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, is necessary when the top and bottom jaws don’t correctly meet or the teeth don’t fit properly within the jaw. This treatment combines the efforts of your oral surgeon and orthodontist to ensure the teeth achieve and maintain proper alignment while the jaws heal. Once treatment is finished, patients can enjoy a properly functioning jaw and bite as well as an improved appearance with more symmetrical facial structures.
Corrective jaw surgery is a life-changing procedure, and oral surgeons such as Dr. Straw and Dr. Hsu are uniquely qualified to reconstruct the jaws and ensure they heal properly. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems, but an oral surgeon is needed when the jaws need to be repositioned.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
Jaw surgery provides many benefits to the patient, including:
- Properly bite, chew, eat, and speak
- Improve breathing ability
- Relief from facial pain
- Treat TMJ disorders
- Treat facial trauma
- Create a more symmetrical facial appearance
Do I Need Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Patients require orthognathic surgery for a number of reasons, including traumatic injuries, birth deformities, or developmental issues. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment:
- Difficulty biting, chewing, or swallowing
- Facial pain or pain caused by a TMJ disorder
- Speech problems
- Receding or protruding jaw
- Breathing problems
Trust the Jaw Surgery Experts in El Dorado Hills, Placerville, and Irvine, CA
Our oral surgeons are experts in managing orthognathic surgery cases. Dr. Straw is board-certified and has participated in many outreach programs to provide reconstructive surgery to those in need.
Our practice is equipped with digitally guided and 3D imaging technology to create a precise approach to your treatment. By combining detailed images and surgical guidance, we can show you how your bite will improve and even generate how you will look after surgery.
As with every treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable and informed as possible. Our staff is here to answer any questions and we will outline the details of your treatment during consultation.
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