Orthognathic surgery, otherwise known as corrective jaw surgery, corrects abnormalities of the facial bones. If you are experiencing difficulties with chewing, talking, or breathing, it’s time to speak with your orthodontist about corrective jaw surgery. Schedule your appointment with our St. Augustine orthodontist today! Also serving Nocatee and St. Johns, FL.
What is Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Corrective jaw surgery involves moving the upper or lower jaw to the most harmonious position relative to the rest of your skull. Orthognathic surgery balances the teeth, bite, and facial proportions.
Corrective jaw surgery protects patients from difficulties chewing, speaking abnormalities, TMJ pain, excessive tooth wear, facial injury, unbalanced facial appearance, and chronic mouth breathing.
Am I a Candidate for Corrective Jaw Surgery?
If you have noticed jaw pain, underbite, overbite, or a misalignment in the way your teeth fit together, come talk to Dr. Christopher Henry. He will work side-by-side with you to determine if orthognathic surgery is the best option to improve your health and comfort.
What Should I Expect from the Process?
Many patients require orthodontic therapy before corrective jaw surgery. We will complete your surgery under anesthesia with your comfort in mind at all times. Most patients are able to return to work or school after 10-14 days, and have healed completely after 6-8 weeks.
Orthognathic surgery will improve the function of the jaw and the appearance of your facial profile. At Henry Advanced Orthodontics, we utilize the latest in digital imaging technology to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment. We also use nothing less than the strongest materials, including titanium plates, to provide maximum fortitude for your jaw.
To learn more about orthognathic surgery, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have the expertise you need at Henry Advanced Orthodontics!
Dr. Henry, St. Augustine orthodontist, has more than a decade of experience and is happy to treat patients in the areas of St. Johns and Nocatee, FL. If you need corrective jaw surgery, we are confident that we can improve your esthetic, health, and quality of life with our unparalleled work.