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Jaw Surgery

 

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment (after the surgery). Advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal routines sooner after the surgery. Wiring of the mouth shut is no longer necessary with rigid screws and plates used by our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Orthognathic surgery is recommended if orthodontic treatment alone cannot correct the problem with the teeth and jaws. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you, and refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for consultation. As a team, Dr. Selnes and the surgical specialist will provide you with the most ideal treatment and results.