Corrective Jaw Surgery
Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery | Scottsdale, Phoenix, Avondale, AZ
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is helpful for patients when the upper and lower jaws don’t meet correctly, teeth don’t fit together properly, or the face is out of proportion. Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center invites you to view corrective jaw surgery before/after photos, read reviews and contact us to schedule an appointment – 602-661-0438.
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 Center 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, 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.
Corrective Jaw Surgery Treatment Plan
What To Expect With Corrective Jaw Surgery
Surgery can move your teeth and jaw into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship. Before treatment begins at Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination and evaluation of x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you may have regarding treatment recommendations. When you are fully informed about your treatment options, your dental team will help you make the treatment decision that is in your best interest.
Dr. Robert Guyette uses modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process, the extent of the treatment prescribed, and to see the benefits of orthognathic surgery.
To learn if you’re a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, talk with the team at Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center. Dr. Robert Guyette will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment and planning phase.