Orthognathic surgery is a popular dental procedure that is better known as corrective jaw surgery. It is performed on patients who present with a misaligned jaw. When the jaw is not aligned properly, the patient will experience difficulty when they attempt to bite down, talk, and chew food. The misalignment can also cause issues with the mouth and facial structure of the individual patient.
If you would like to learn more about corrective jaw surgery, now is the time to call Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center. We offer consultations in our Oakland and San Francisco offices and can provide you with a consultation.
Why Would I Need to Have Orthognathic Surgery Performed?
Orthodontists can often times correct jaw alignment issues without the use of surgery, but in some cases, you may experience a severe issue that would require surgical correction. To correct your bite, you will need to visit with a qualified surgeon such as Dr. Brandon Kang who can assess the situation and provide you with the best method of treatment.
If you do have a misaligned jaw, then you may suffer from a number of problems including:
- Heavy breathing
- Sleep apnea
- Inability to fully close your mouth or lips
- Inability to chew or grind food
- Impaired speech
- Digestive problems
- Dental crowding
- Poor facial aesthetics
- Increased risk for dental caries and periodontal disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Shorter tooth lifespan
The main goal behind corrective jaw surgery is to improve the function of the jaw. The procedure can also help provide the patient with a more balance facial structure and facial proportions. Patients who do undergo the surgical procedure will likely experience:
- Enhanced facial aesthetics and harmony
- Minimal treatment time
- Decreased likelihood of short or long-term relapse
- Improved respiratory functions
- Improved speech and chewing functions
If you have received a recommendation for corrective jaw surgery from Dr. Brandon Kang here at Pacific Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center, he will take some time to prepare your teeth and jaws with braces before the surgical procedure begins. Once the braces have been applied to your teeth, the surgical team will then perform a procedure where the jaw is separated, and the bones are then moved into their proper position. Once in the correct position is obtained, the bones will be secured in place. Before the braces are removed, Dr. Kang will make any additional adjustments to your jaw alignment and then remove the braces.
If you think that you may be a candidate for orthognathic surgery, we invite you to contact our office today. Dr. Brandon Kang is experienced in corrective jaw surgery and will provide you with the proper care. We offer treatment in both our Oakland, CA office and our San Francisco, CA office.
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Bay Area Oral Surgeon, Dr. Brandon Kang, manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. For more information about the oral and maxillofacial surgery services we provide, or to schedule a consultation,
contact us at 510-227-8099
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