Unfortunately, if you suffer from speech difficulties, an inability to properly chew food, facial dysfunction in the form of joint pain, headaches or gum problems you may need surgical orthodontics. Also known as orthognathic surgery, surgical orthodontics is commonly used to treat patients with severe jawbone abnormalities and jaw bite issues. Read on to see if you need surgical orthodontics.
Do I Need Surgery?
If you suffer from a bad bite or are self-conscience of your facial appearance, then you may need surgical orthodontics. Our orthodontists at Bernuy Orthodontic Specialist will do a full examination on you to determine if surgery is your best option. Our orthodontists will need to make sure your jaw is completely done growing in order to move your jaw and teeth back to their correct place.
How Does It Work?
Your surgery will take up to several hours. We also advise you to rest for several weeks after the procedure to ensure a complete healing process. Our orthodontists may have you wear braces and then a retainer to preserve the new position of your teeth.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
With orthognathic surgery, you are so much closer to having the smile you have always dreamed about. Surgical orthodontics will help you with chewing, speaking, and will give you back your confidence. It can also help those who suffer from sleep apnea.
Is Orthodontic Surgery Risky?
As with all basic surgeries, orthodontic surgery can have its risks. Feel free to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your doctor at Bernuy Orthodontic Specialist. We will be more than happy to help ease your mind and give you back the smile you deserve. Call us today!