Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning in necessary.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems, including obstructive sleep apnea

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your treatment team can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Technology & Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. Heggland uses modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Heggland will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your jaws and teeth into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

Do You Or A Loved One Need Jaw Surgery?

Our caring & dedicated staff want to help you get the help you need. Call us today!

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Was This Your First Visit?
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If I could give them ten stars I would
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Was so relieved they took our concerns seriously and booked us within 24 hours
Waiting Time:
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Zero wait time. Literally.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Warm. Comforting.
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Is there a ten star rating? His warmth, bedside manner, follow up, humor were so comforting.

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