Corrective Jaw Surgery
Bring the Jaw into Alignment for Improved Eating, Speaking, and Breathing
Corrective jaw surgery is often performed for patients with moderate to severe jaw misalignment who are unable to correct the condition through orthodontics. This type of surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, may also be performed as a treatment for sleep apnea or TMJ disorder.
Signs of Jaw Misalignment
- Difficulty chewing and grinding food
- Digestive problems
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Inability to fully close the lips
- Heavy breathing
- Impaired speech function
- Poor facial aesthetics
- Protruding or recessed chin
- Dental crowding
- Poor oral hygiene
- Increased risk of dental caries and periodontal disease
- Shorter tooth lifespan
Many of these problems can cause more serious consequences to the overall health of the mouth and face. To reduce the long-term risks, early diagnosis and treatment of any disharmonies of the jaw are very important.
Benefits of Jaw Surgery
The primary goal of orthognathic surgery is to correct the jaw’s function; however, this procedure also improves aesthetics and facial proportions. Patients also enjoy:
- Improved chewing, speech, and respiratory function
- Decreased likelihood of short- and long-term relapse after orthodontic therapy
- Reduction of accelerated tooth loss
Corrective jaw surgery is a major procedure. For more information about how to prepare for your procedure and the steps to take following surgery, visit our Corrective Jaw Surgery Instructions page.
Hear From Corrective Jaw Surgery Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing corrective jaw surgery at our office.
Reviews From Our Corrective Jaw Surgery Patients
Landon Reviews His Corrective Jaw Surgery Procedure
"My bottom jaw does not align with my upper jaw. I came here because I had to have my wisdom teeth pulled for the surgery, so when they go to make the cuts in my bottom jaw, it's already softened. Dr. Fear is a very friendly guy, makes you feel comfortable. If you don't know something, he kind of explains it in a way to make you less nervous. My wisdom teeth surgery went well, and I'm looking forward to having my jaw surgery. I had a great experience here, and I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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