Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, realigns the teeth and jaws when more conservative treatments, such as braces, are unable to correct the issue. Orthognathic surgery corrects the function of the bite and balances facial aesthetics.
Why do I need orthognathic surgery?
Several issues can occur when the teeth and jaws do not line up. Patients who need corrective jaw surgery may experience one or many of the following symptoms:
- Inability or difficulty eating
- Difficulty swallowing
- Excessive wear
- Speech impairment
- Sleep apnea
- Dental crowding
- Unbalanced facial aesthetics (receding chin, protruding lower jaw, etc.)
- Congenital disability
- Facial injury
- Increased risk of periodontal disease
- Decreased self-esteem
Your oral surgeon will create a treatment plan just for you. Your upcoming procedure will be mapped out in detail using three-dimensional models and advanced techniques as a guide. To ensure you achieve the best possible outcome, your oral surgeon and orthodontist will work together.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
Correcting misalignment of the teeth and jaws improves several aspects of a patient’s oral and overall health. Orthognathic surgery enhances jaw function and balance. Patients also enjoy many benefits of corrective jaw surgery, including
- Improved chewing, speaking, breathing, and sleeping
- Relief of chronic jaw pain
- Balanced facial aesthetics
- Minimal treatment time
Orthognathic Surgery in Slidell & Mandeville, LA
At Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery, we understand the challenges that come with misaligned teeth and jaws. Dr. Brown’s specialized understanding of facial structures has allowed him to help many orthognathic surgery patients. If your teeth and jaws do not line up and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, corrective jaw surgery may be the solution for you. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown. We have two offices, conveniently located in Slidell, LA, and Mandeville, LA. We look forward to meeting you.