Corrective Jaw Surgery

Georgetown Corrective Jaw Surgery

 

Do you live in Georgetown, Texas and need Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Corrective Jaw Surgery is an orthognathic surgery where misaligned jaws are corrected. Orthognathic surgery is often confused with orthodontic surgery, which straightens teeth, but it is quite different. Corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw surgically.  Those that need this surgery have an upper and lower jaw that is misaligned with the other. In this case, teeth do not meet correctly and/or do not fit within the jaws. The surgery has been known to improve facial appearance and bone structure and fix teeth to where they are functioning and meet properly.

How To Know If You Need Corrective Jaw Surgery

When the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, the misalignment occurs and the need for this surgery increases. This misalignment can cause problems chewing, speaking, with oral health and facial appearance. TMJ pain can also be associated with this misalignment.

Signs that you may need this surgery include having issues with:

  • Chewing, biting or swallowing

  • Breathing problems

  • Open bite

  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain

  • Speech problems

  • Protruding jaw

If any of these issues sound familiar to you, schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or oral surgeon. These oral health professionals can help diagnose your problems and tell you whether or not you need this surgery. Clinical and radiographic examinations will be completed to help these professionals come to a diagnosis.

Austin Oral Surgery: A Name You Can Trust

Austin Oral Surgery has been serving the Georgetown, Texas area for around 45 years. There are ten local locations around the Austin and Georgetown areas. The staff of Austin Oral Surgery is extensively trained in all aspects of Corrective Jaw Surgery and the recovery process.  All surgeries are completed by two oral surgeons to ensure that the patient is held to the highest of quality oral care and that their surgery is successful. All Austin Oral Surgery locations are dedicated to providing patients with the best possible oral health care and strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all patients.

Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today

The staff at Austin Oral Surgery can help answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about corrective jaw surgery and their many other services. Make an appointment with them today! Their office can be reached at 512-402-6677.