Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston
Specializes in Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is needed to treat a variety of problems relating to growth of the facial skeleton. Orthognathic surgery can significantly impact your appearance, but it offers functional benefits as well such as improved speaking and chewing, relief from joint and headache pain, and a better night’s sleep with less snoring Most patients consider orthognathic surgery to improve jaw function and the improvement in jaw alignment is an added benefit.
Do you need Orthognathic Surgery?
Corrective jaw surgery is used to reposition part or all of the upper and/or lower jaw to create an ideal bite and a natural look. If you can answer yes to one or more of the following conditions, please call us to discuss how orthognathic surgery could help.
Do you have a hard time biting and/or chewing your food?
Do you have difficulty swallowing?
Do you suffer from chronic jaw or TMJ pain?
Do you get frequent, persistent headaches?
Do your teeth show signs of excessive wear and tear?
Is there a gap between your upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed?
Do you feel your face appears unbalanced from any angle?
Have you ever suffered a facial injury?
Do you have any facial birth defects?
Do you have a receding chin?
Do you have a protruding jaw?
Is it hard for you to bring your lips together?
Do you tend to breathe from your mouth or suffer from chronic dry mouth?
Do you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring?
We work closely with your orthodontist and/or dentist when helping you decide if corrective jaw surgery is the right choice for you. We perform a thorough review of your medical history and a full exam; including photographs, X-rays, dental impressions, bite recordings, and facial measurements before recommending the treatment that will help meet your needs and desires.