Corrective Jaw Surgery
Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery | Scottsdale, Phoenix, Avondale, AZ
People who benefit from Corrective Jaw Surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly.
The team at Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery understands teeth are first straightened with orthodontics, and then the corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This type of surgery not only improves facial appearance, but also helps ensure that the teeth align correctly. Correct alignment of the teeth and jaws help the facial muscles and jaw joint function properly and brings the face into proper harmony.
Who Needs Corrective Jaw Surgery?
People who benefit from Corrective Jaw Surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and, in some instances, the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates. Improper jaw growth can lead to a variety of problems that affect chewing function, speech, nasal breathing, long-term oral health, and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw growth and alignment. While orthodontics alone can correct bite problems if only the teeth are involved while, Corrective Jaw Surgery is required if the facial bones need repositioning.
When Orthognathic Surgery is Necessary
- Problems with chewing, biting or swallowing
- Speech Problems
- Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
- Open bite (teeth not touching in front)
- Protruding jaw (upper or lower)
- Nasal breathing problems and snoring
These problems may exist at birth or may be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary, environmental influences or trauma to the face.