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Who Are Good Candidates for Corrective Jaw Surgery?


jaw-surgery-austin-oral-surgery-300x234Corrective jaw surgery may be used to fix a number of conditions that result from skeletal irregularities in the jaw.  Sometimes the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, or the jaw may be misaligned due to facial trauma or hereditary influences.

A misaligned jaw can cause complications including:

  • Problems biting, chewing and swallowing
  • Speech difficulties
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed)
  • Cosmetic problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Protruding jaw

To find out if you are a good candidate for jaw surgery, consult with your orthodontist or one of the surgical specialists here at Austin Oral Surgery. We’ll take x-rays to determine the underlying cause of your bite problems and present you with possible solutions.

At Austin Oral Surgery, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the highest quality of care available. All of our corrective jaw surgeries are performed by two qualified surgeons. In addition, every member of our surgical team is trained in all aspects of the procedure. To schedule an appointment with Austin Oral Surgery, contact us today.