Is Orthognathic Surgery Right for You?

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Overbites, underbites, and teeth crowding can all be corrected with traditional braces or Invisalign®. Skeletal or structural abnormalities, on the other hand, are sometimes best treated with a more invasive therapeutic approach. If this is the case, our office may suggest orthognathic surgery in Coral Springs.

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Understanding Orthognathic Surgery

What Types of Dental Professionals Perform Orthognathic Surgery?

When typical orthodontic treatments fail to repair problems with teeth and bite alignment, orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is undertaken. While the word "surgery" may conjure up images of complicated operations, many orthognathic surgeries now are basic in-office procedures. Orthognathic surgery is performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These surgeons have finished four years of dentistry school and four years of residency training at a hospital. Aside from anesthesiologists, these professionals, in addition to anesthesiologists, are capable of administering various levels of sedation and general anesthesia.

Who Can Benefit from Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery may be beneficial for people who have TMJ pain, dental misalignment, jaw disorders, or facial asymmetry problems that make chewing, talking, sleeping, or carrying out daily tasks difficult. Orthognathic surgery can also help with a variety of cosmetic issues and medical ailments such as:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Malocclusions or Bite Problems
  • Dry Mouth and Chronic Mouth Breathing
  • Cleft Palate
  • Jaw Protrusion
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Find Out More About Orthognathic Surgery in Coral Springs

Oral Facial Reconstruction offers several treatment options for misaligned teeth and jaws that effectively address both health and appearance concerns. Orthognathic surgery has been shown to help a wide range of health issues while also restoring smile functionality. If you have any further questions or want to find out if orthognathic surgery is right for you, contact our office for a consultation. *Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.