The Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery

corrective jaw surgery When patients think of orthodontics, they often envision braces and teeth straightening treatments. However, at the Oral & Facial Surgery Institute of Houston, we provide much greater support to our patients. Through corrective jaw surgery, we help our patients achieve greater alignment, eliminate pain, improve function, and enhance their confidence.

Explore some of the top benefits you may experience from undergoing corrective jaw surgery with one of our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Improved Functionality

Corrective jaw surgery can improve a wide range of jaw functions, such as opening and closing the mandible, chewing, speaking, and even breathing. Patients who suffer from chronic respiratory infections or sleep apnea due to jaw alignment can find relief through surgical intervention.

Moreover, corrective jaw surgery also helps correct the alignment of teeth (bite). A natural bite allows you to chew and speak with ease; while you may still need some orthodontic treatment after surgery to address crowding, the first step toward achieving a great bite is by making sure the jaw is properly positioned.

Some patients are born with congenital jaw deformities that require surgical intervention; through this process, they can achieve an appropriate bite and alignment, and qualify for additional treatments to improve the position of their teeth.

Enhanced Facial Aesthetics

A disproportionate jaw can be a source of insecurity for some patients. By undergoing corrective jaw surgery, the jaw can be brought into greater alignment and restore balance and harmony with the rest of your facial features.

With a more symmetrical facial structure, many patients are much happier with their overall appearance.

Extended Tooth Lifespan

A misaligned jaw can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which may lead to infection and premature tooth loss. The primary reason is that jaw misalignment makes it more difficult for patients to brush and floss properly. By addressing these concerns from a surgical standpoint, patients can ensure greater access to their teeth and a lifetime of better oral health.

Book a Consultation With a Surgeon

The team at the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston is among the best in their field; you can always expect compassionate care and support for all your oral health needs. Dr. Johnson is a skilled orthognathic surgeon who can provide the right treatment for any misalignment or facial abnormality.

Please contact the institute today by calling (281) 491-4545.

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