When the teeth and jaws are misaligned and are unable to be corrected with braces, corrective jaw surgery (also known as orthognathic surgery) may be the best option to realign the teeth and jaws, restore and optimize its function, and bring balance to the patient’s facial aesthetics.
Why Do I Need Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Teeth and jaws that do not line up can cause several issues for the patient, including
- Asymmetrical facial aesthetics
- Dental crowding
- Increased risk of periodontal disease
- Inability to chew and grind food
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Speech impairment
- Poor self-esteem
If you decide to undergo corrective jaw surgery, you will first have a consultation with your oral surgeon, where customized treatment options and surgical planning will take place. Using three-dimensional models and leading-edge techniques, your oral surgeon will map out every detail of your upcoming procedure. Your oral surgeon will also work with your dentist and orthodontist to ensure you experience the best possible outcome.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
While the primary goal of orthognathic surgery is to correct and optimize the function of the jaw, many patients enjoy other benefits from the procedure, such as
- Restored balance to facial aesthetics
- Improved chewing, speech, and breathing
- Minimal treatment time
Everyone deserves to experience good health. Teeth and jaws that are misaligned can impact more than just your oral health — your overall health and well-being can be affected, too. The good news is, we can help you.
Orthognathic Surgery in Anacortes, WA
Oral health affects overall health. At North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery, we understand the difficulties that can arise when the teeth and jaws are misaligned. Contact our office to schedule a consultation; we would be honored to help you achieve improved oral and overall health.