Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is sometimes necessary when the teeth and jaws are misaligned. Occasionally, an orthodontist can correct this problem with braces; other times, the condition is too severe, and corrective jaw surgery is the best option to realign the teeth and jaws and restore the patient’s bite.
Why do I need corrective jaw surgery?
Several issues can arise from jaws that are misaligned:
- 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
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand — many issues related to misaligned jaws can negatively affect a patient’s overall health, dental health, and emotional health and well-being. If you are suffering from misalignment of the jaws, it is important to have your condition diagnosed, monitored, and treated as soon as possible.
After your surgical consultation, your oral surgeon will use state-of-the-art techniques and three-dimensional models to plan every detail of your upcoming procedure. We want our patients to be part of this life-changing process and see for themselves the changes that are ahead. We want to show you how your bite will improve and how your facial aesthetics may change after surgery. Our oral surgeons will work with you, your dentist, and your orthodontist during your treatment to ensure you achieve the best possible result.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
First and foremost, the goal of orthognathic surgery is to correct and optimize the function of the jaw. Patients also experience a host of other benefits, including
- Restored facial balance and improved aesthetics
- Improved chewing function
- Improved breathing ability
- Corrected tooth alignment
- Prevention of excessive tooth wear/damage
Everyone deserves to experience good health. Teeth and jaws that are misaligned can impact more than just oral health — our patient’s overall health and well-being can be affected, too. The good news is, we can help!
Orthognathic Surgery in Wenatchee and Moses Lake
Oral health affects overall health. At Central Washington Oral & Facial Surgery, we understand the difficulties that can arise when the teeth and jaws are misaligned. Contact our offices in Wenatchee, WA, or Moses Lake, WA, to schedule a consultation; we would be honored to help you achieve improved oral and overall health.