Orthognathic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX
Orthognathic Surgery or Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is the surgical correction of the growth of the mandibleIn Mandibular surgery the lower jaw is either brought forward or pushed back. The direction the lower jaw is taken will depend on your jaw evaluation, maxillaMaxillary surgery can be done as a single piece, two piece or three pieces surgery It can be positioned up, brought down or moved forward. The type of maxillary surgery will depend on how your top teeth line up with your bottom teeth. or both. When a patient has a growth discrepancy of the jaw the teeth do not align correctly. This usually makes it hard to chew normally. It can create TMJ problems, the misalignment can also adversely affect self-esteem, and confidence.
We work with your Orthodontist to achieve optimal function and esthetics. Whether you see us first or your Orthodontist we will make sure you have a plan that meets your specific needs.
After diagnosing your condition, we will input our findings into our computer program and do your surgery virtually! This helps eliminate complications during surgery, improves the outcome and the time spent in the operating room. This means you have less pain after surgery, look better, with a better result than surgeons not utilizing this technology.
Why do I need corrective jaw surgery?
Typically, your orthodontist will tell you if they cannot manage aligning your teeth with braces alone. They will then refer you to our office and we work with your orthodontist to correct your bite. Misaligned jaws can cause a multitude of problems inside the mouth as well as to the facial structure, including:
- The inability to properly chew and grind food
- Dental crowding
- Poor oral hygiene
- Increased risk of dental caries and periodontal disease
- Shorter tooth lifespan
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Impaired speech function
- Poor facial aesthetics
Many of these problems can have serious consequences on the overall health of the mouth and face. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that irregularities of the jaw are diagnosed and treated early to reduce your risk.
While the goal of orthognathic surgery is to correct the functional problem with the jaw
Patients who elect to undergo corrective jaw surgery can expect to see several benefits, including
- Improved chewing, speech, and respiratory function
- Enhanced facial harmony, balance, and aesthetic appearance
- Minimal treatment time in braces
The surgical team at Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center is well trained, and we are experts at performing corrective jaw surgery. We thoroughly enjoy seeing the positive transformations and results that follow orthognathic treatment.
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AREAS WE SERVE
- Sugar Land
- Missouri City
- The Woodlands
- Surrounding Areas