Improve the Way You Eat, Speak, and Breathe
The goal of orthognathic surgery is to improve the function of the jaw and help patients improve everyday functions such as eating, speaking, and breathing. Patients with moderate to severe jaw misalignment may be candidates for orthognathic surgery. Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery may also be performed as a surgical option for sleep apnea or TMJ disorder.
Signs of Jaw Misalignment
The following may be signs of jaw misalignment:
- A chin that is weak or protruding
- Impaired speech
- Inability to close the lips completely
- Difficulty chewing or grinding food
- Snoring and/or sleep apnea
- Unbalanced facial aesthetics
- Dental crowding
Complications due to jaw misalignment may include tooth decay, tooth injury, gum disease, and more.
Benefits of Jaw Surgery
Many patients who undergo orthognathic surgery consider it a transformative procedure. While the goal of this surgery is to improve the function of the jaw, improved aesthetics and facial proportions are another result of this procedure. Patients also experience:
- Improved chewing, speech, and respiratory function
- Improved long-term effects of orthodontic therapy
- Reduced tooth loss
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