Many people have braces placed to straighten their teeth. However, there are some instances where braces alone cannot fully correct the problem. When the upper and lower jaws do not meet up properly, surgery is sometimes needed. This can occur for many reasons. Sometimes the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, which can be due to heredity or environmental factors.
When there is a discrepancy between the size of the upper and lower jaws, it can lead to other problems. One of these is not being able to properly chew or speak. Another problem is sometimes the appearance. At times, not having the proper relationship between the upper and lower jaws will lead to pain and discomfort.
Our surgeon can help with these problems through orthognathic (jaw) surgery. We evaluate you for the necessity of the procedure and discuss the pros and cons of the surgery. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about this procedure.