Corrective jaw surgery moves your teeth and jaws into positions that are more balanced, functional, and healthy. Whether your needs include improving your bite and function or your facial appearance, corrective jaw surgery can have a dramatic and positive effect . We are here to work together with you and the Orthognathic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to help you achieve a functional bite, and an improved smile.
Who needs corrective jaw surgery?
In some cases, your upper and lower jaws may have grown at different rates. Injuries and birth defects may also affect jaw alignment. While orthodontics can usually correct problems when only the teeth are misaligned, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to correct misalignment of the jaws. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery:
- Difficulty chewing or biting food because your teeth don't fit together properly
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
- Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
- Facial injury or birth defects
- Receding chin
- Protruding lower jaw
- Inability to make the lips meet without straining because of a protruding teeth/jaws
- Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
- Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)
Receiving treatment to correct any of the above conditions is a commitment, not only to your health, but to your happiness as well. There is no reason to live with painful, uncomfortable or unsightly jaw conditions. Contact our office to learn about the best treatment option for you, your needs, and your smile. Corrective jaw surgery treatment involves a cooperative effort between you, Dr. Boutin's Orthodontic team and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.