Jaw misalignment is not uncommon and can cause pain and even alter your facial appearance. It often also leads to the rapid deterioration of teeth and difficulty in chewing. Corrective jaw surgery, known as orthognathic surgery, can solve these problems. Your teeth will be straightened through orthodontic procedures, while corrective surgery can reposition misaligned jaws. These procedures can improve facial appearance, when needed, and they ensure that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?
If you have developed an improper or misaligned bite, you will likely benefit from corrective jaw surgery. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws can grow at different rates. Injuries and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Chewing and speech functions, long-term oral health, and your facial appearance can all suffer from these problems. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved, while orthognathic surgery can reposition jaws, which often resolves even the most severe functional and cosmetic issues.
If You Have Any of the Following Symptoms Consider Seeing an Orthognathic Specialist
- Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
- Speech problems
- Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
- Open bite
- Protruding jaw
- Breathing problems
Dr. Antipov Will Answer Your Questions
As a world-renowned ornthognathic surgeon, Dr. Antipov is a leading expert on current procedures and techniques. Our office is easy to find and there is plenty of parking and a relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Antipov enjoys talking with patients and is happy to answer all your questions.