What is Corrective Jaw Surgery?
When the jaw’s are not aligned well it causes the teeth to not fit together. Oftentimes your orthodontist will alert you to this problem when they attempt to straiten the teeth. Moving the Jaws into the correct position will enable you to have a solid foundation for your teeth for the rest of your life, allowing you to have the ability to eat, chew and speak comfortably. When the teeth are not aligned because one jaw is bigger than the other, it can cause the teeth to break or become worn down prematurely.
Who Needs Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Corrective Jaw Surgery is used on patients who’s teeth are not able to be fully aligned by orthodontic braces alone.
Evaluating Your Need for Corrective Jaw Surgery
Dr. Baker goes through extensive pre-surgery planning to ensure that you receive the correct treatment. Detailed photos are taken and assessed for symmetry to ensure that your facial features are also improved along with your jaw symmetry. Models of the teeth are made and the surgery is accomplished on the models and virtually before ever going to the operating room.
Correcting an Open Bite
If your teeth don’t come together in the front this is called an “anterior open bite.” This condition is best corrected with orthognathic jaw surgery.
Learn more about Corrective Jaw Surgery in this video
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