Corrective jaw surgery is used to bring the facial bones into proper alignment and balance. This method of treatment is considered a last resort when other types of treatment will not yield sufficient results. Oftentimes, the patient will be battling problems with chewing, talking, sleeping, and even breathing that must be corrected for their health and wellbeing.
When our office recommends orthognathic surgery, we do so only because there are no other possible avenues to take. The doctor will use computerized planning software to show you the end result surgery will achieve. Best practices and quality materials are used during the surgery and steps are taken to minimize recovery time.
In most cases, after surgery is complete, appliances will be worn to perfect the bite. Recovery from surgery takes about six to eight weeks and appliances can be worn for several years. To learn more, contact our office.