Orthognathic Corrective Surgery
Repairing Smiles Seamlessly
Realign Jaw Irregularities With Ease
Orthognathic surgery refers to corrective jaw surgery, which is used to address abnormalities of the facial bones that support and surround the jaws and teeth. Issues with the jaw can cause a patient to have difficulty speaking, eating, and it often makes them feel extremely self-conscious. Orthognathic surgery is typically used in conjunction with other orthodontic treatments in order to give a patient a smile that is not only beautifully straight, but functional as well.
If we believe that your teeth/bite alignment issues require orthognathic surgery, our first step will be to create a highly-detailed image of your face and jaw using advanced technology. This will not only give us the ability to learn more about your dental anatomy, but it will also give us the chance to explain to you what we hope to accomplish with the procedure. Jaw surgery can be an intimidating prospect for many patients, so at Hart Orthodontics, we’ll do our best to keep you fully informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.
Surgery Done Right
With the surgery, we’ll either lengthen or shorten a portion of your upper or lower jaw in order to create a more functional and aesthetically-pleasing smile. High-quality titanium plates and screws will be used to hold your bones together in their new orientation and to ensure successful healing. Of course, you’ll be full anesthetized during the entire process, so in essence, you’ll sleep through the procedure and only awake when it’s done. Thanks to our meticulous planning and state-of-the-art materials, most patients experience a very brief and relatively painless recovery period and are able to return to their normal activities within a week or so.
Dr. Hart will determine if orthognathic surgery is necessary for you during a thorough consultation and exam. If it is, you can trust that you are in good hands as he has performed hundreds of these procedures over the course of his career.
If you have a smile that prevents you from speaking or eating comfortably, orthognathic surgery may be exactly what you need. To learn more about how we can help you get the smile you deserve, contact us today.