Charlotte Orthognathic Surgery
Corrective Jaw Surgery Treatment
Most people suffer from teeth related problems that make them require a dental procedure treatment. Some of which include their bite or the alignment of their teeth that can be corrected using one of the most advanced methods of today’s orthodontic and dental treatment.
However, some problems such as skeletal and dental irregularities are not easy to remedy, even with the latest non-surgical techniques. Hence the corrective jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery may be recommended.
What does a Corrective Jaw Surgery entail?
While corrective jaw surgery may look complex and seem like a demanding treatment, it is often not very serious. It can be performed as an in-office procedure such as to extract impacted wisdom teeth; molars that do not completely protrude through the gums or placing dental implants in your jaw.
The surgery can also be used to correct complicated orthodontic problems that involve the teeth and jaws relationship, the correction of under-bites which is the most common surgical procedure and birth defects that is related to jaw development. It can also be of great help in detecting and treating alleviate sleep-apnea which is a potentially life-threatening condition.
Why Should you Choose Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte for your corrective jaw surgery?
Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte are the best when it comes oral care. We have Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons that are very talented, with a ton of great experience in the field. Our surgeons are well versed with correcting a wide range of minor or major skeletal and dental irregularities which include any misalignment of the jaw and teeth. Our patients are treated with the utmost care and have advised treatments that enable them to enjoy the benefits of our services and an enhanced appearance.
What is involved in the Orthognathic Surgical Procedure?
While most patients have different needs, it is possible to outline some of the typical steps in the procedure. The first thing to do before you undergo the procedure is speak with us through our consultation, which is a very important part of the process. Using the diagnostic images, advanced software and 3-D models, a surgical plan will be developed for your jaw procedure.
If our oral surgeons need to use general anesthesia, this type of surgery may be performed in a hospital setting. The type of anesthesia used is what is appropriate for the procedure. Also since the actual procedure is performed inside the mouth, it often leaves no visible scars.
What should you expect after the Corrective Jaw Surgical Procedure?
After the surgery, you may experience some swelling and pain. Consequently, the oral surgeon will give you instructions for a modified diet (which may include liquids and solids) and provide you with a schedule to be used when transitioning to a normal diet. Additionally, you may be asked to avoid using tobacco products and any strenuous physical activity.
The pain following the corrective jaw surgery can be controlled with prescribed medication and once patients are feeling better they can return to their normal routine. While the initial healing phase of the surgery is about 6 weeks, the total healing of the jaws can take between 9-12 months.
However, your condition will be closely monitored by the doctor as you progress through each phase of the treatment plan. Once you complete the healing process you will enjoy the benefits of your jaws improved functionality.
For those with issues with their jaw, a corrective jaw surgery will help you move your jaws and teeth into positions that are more functional, balanced and healthy. The surgery not only improves the jaws function and bite but also enhances appearance and space. This brings a positive effect on the different aspects of your life. Hence if you have this jaw conditions, don't hesitate to contact us. Book an appointment with us online or call 704-549-8020.
We will be excited to examine your teeth and determine if you need to be treated for corrective jaw surgery.