Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized procedure aimed at addressing various abnormalities of the jaw bones, improving the patient’s ability to chew, speak and breathe. Dr. Brandon Kang offers expert corrective jaw surgery in Martinez and Oakland, California, to enhance both function and facial aesthetics.

Indications for Corrective Jaw Surgery
Patients may require corrective jaw surgery for several reasons:

  • Misalignment of the jaws and teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Excessive wear of teeth
  • Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin
  • Facial asymmetry or deformities
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

The Procedure
Corrective jaw surgery involves the following steps:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Our oral surgeon and team conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, 3D imaging and models of your teeth.
  • Treatment Planning: A detailed surgical plan is developed, often in coordination with an orthodontist.
  • Surgical Process: Surgery may involve one or both jaws and is performed under general anesthesia. The bones are cut, repositioned, secured with plates and screws and the incisions are sutured.
  • Recovery: Patients typically spend a few days in the hospital and may require several weeks for initial recovery, with a gradual return to normal activities.

Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery

  • Improved functionality of the jaws and teeth
  • Enhanced appearance and facial symmetry
  • Alleviation of pain and discomfort
  • Better overall oral health

Choosing Our Office for Your Surgery
We bring a wealth of experience and expertise to each corrective jaw surgery. If you are experiencing any issues that may require orthognathic surgery, please contact us today. Our office is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support throughout your surgical journey, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your health and confidence.

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