During the planning process, your jaws and teeth will be thoroughly examined to determine your needs and how to address them. Aligning the jaws often requires accessing the jawbones and making alterations that are retained through the temporary or permanent placement of metal plates. Other treatments incorporated into your surgery may include:
If you are experiencing pain or difficulties chewing, or feel that your bite is substantially misaligned, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery.
Depending on the extent of your surgery, it could take two to three months for the bones to heal. You may need to take a month or longer away from work or school. As you heal, it is imperative that you follow your doctor's instructions in order to heal properly and experience the best possible results. You will need to eat a diet of liquid and soft foods exclusively until your doctor determines you can resume eating solid food. It is normal to experience some numbness for several weeks after surgery, but it is unusual to experience permanent loss of sensation. We will schedule follow-up visits throughout your recovery to monitor your progress.
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If you are experiencing pain or difficulties chewing, or feel that your bite is substantially misaligned, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery. Helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile is our priority. Our team can coordinate your oral surgery and provide the corresponding treatments for a streamlined, beneficial experience. Contact us online or call our office nearest you to schedule your consultation.