Signs You May Need Orthognathic Surgery

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An aligned bite means that your lower and upper jaws are in their proper positions. Both jaws function smoothly and meet comfortably even though the upper part slightly overlaps the lower part. However, if you have jaw misalignment, it will result in a bad bite that could later lead to either an overbite or underbite. Once you have this dental problem, it may be recommended you undergo orthognathic surgery in Coral Springs.

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Do I Need an Orthognathic Surgery?

Jaw Cysts and Tumors

The growth of a cyst or tumor in your jaws can cause deformities, malocclusions, and other serious oral problems, like cancer. Therefore, it’s necessary to have it removed through an orthognathic surgery.

Facial Trauma and Jaw Pain

Your temporomandibular joints work together so you can properly chew, yawn, and speak. However, because of many factors, including facial trauma, arthritis, and poor posture, TMD can occur and cause symptoms like chronic jaw pains and lockjaw. Orthognathic surgery can help manage the symptoms of TMD and give you relief from chronic pain and other discomforts. A hard blow to your face can cause damage to your jaws and can even knock-out some of your teeth, which may result in chronic pain and immobility of the area. In the event you experience facial trauma, you may need jaw surgery to restore the functions of your jaw and the symmetry of your face.

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Orthognathic Surgery in Coral Springs Treats Bad Bite

If orthodontic treatments like braces and retainers aren’t enough to correct an improper bite or other malocclusions, then it may have something to do with your bone structure. If that’s the case, then an orthognathic surgery is your solution. Jaw surgery can correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and protruding, asymmetrical, or receding jawline. At Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we have highly trained and experienced surgeons. If you are ready for orthognathic surgery, contact us today!