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Corrective Jaw Surgery

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Corrective jaw surgery moves your teeth and jaws into positions that are more balanced, functional, and healthy.

Whether your needs include improving your bite and function, appearance, or speech, corrective jaw surgery can have a dramatic and positive effect on your outlook on life. We are here to work together with you to help you achieve a beautiful, functional, pain-free smile that will last for the rest of your life. Schedule a free consultation today to determine if corrective jaw surgery is right for you!

Who needs corrective jaw surgery?

In some cases, your upper and lower jaws may have grown at different rates. Injuries and birth defects may also affect jaw alignment. While orthodontics can usually correct problems when only the teeth are misaligned, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to correct misalignment of the jaws. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may be an excellent candidate for corrective jaw surgery:

Some are surprised by how much jaw issues can affect your health, day-to-day life and looks.

Signs that you need corrective jaw surgery
  • Difficulty chewing, biting food, or swallowing
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
  • Facial injury or birth defects
  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)

Do you have questions about Orthodontics? We can help.

Do you have questions about Orthodontics? We can help.

How will Corrective Jaw Surgery and Treatment Affect my Life?

Each procedure will be customized to the patient but here are some common things that will affect your day-to-day life. While treatment, which may include surgery and orthodontic treatment, may take several years to complete, the results will last a lifetime.

Meet with Your Local Orthodontic Specialists

The best way to determine what you or your family requires for healthy smile is to get our Doctors Floreani, O’Toole & Dool to assess your needs and determine your best treatment. Schedule a FREE consultation today.

Summary of Corrective Jaw Surgery

Procedure Time | 2-4 hrs

Downtime | approx. 1 week

Back to Work | 2-6 weeks

General Anaesthetic | yes

Maintenance | usual orthodontic visits

Results | Better smile, better facial balance, improved bite

Duration of results | long term benefits

Contact our office today to schedule your FREE consultation