When the jaw is not properly aligned, it can cause many aesthetic and functional problems in the mouth. Bite misalignment can put extra stress on the jaw joint, excessive wear can occur on the teeth and even speech can be affected. Jaw straightening or alignment is an oral surgical procedure that can help alleviate issues caused by malocclusions. Our team at Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists specializes in jaw alignment surgeries to correct malocclusion for optimum oral health for our patients.
Malocclusions are often corrected with orthodontics, but some jaw and bite misalignments need more than braces or aligners to fix. Jaw alignment surgery can be used in addition to orthodontics, either before or after treatment, to correct alignment issues. This can reduce premature wearing on the teeth and improve the appearance of your smile.
Benefits of Jaw Alignment
Correcting a misalignment in the jaw can benefit not only your smile, but it can relieve some other oral health issues as well. TMJ or TMD can be caused by malocclusions. If other TMJ treatments are unsuccessful, jaw alignment surgery can be an option for those suffering from this disorder. Correct bite alignment through surgery can also alleviate some speech, chewing and jaw function disorders.
Jaw straightening surgery is complex and must be carefully planned and implemented for optimal results. Our experienced oral surgeons use the most advanced imaging technology and the latest surgical techniques to ensure our patients undergoing jaw alignment surgery achieve the desired effect. Post-surgery care is also crucial for the best results. We schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and make sure the surgical adjustments are improving the oral health of our patient.
Jaw alignment surgery does require a longer recovery period than other oral surgeries, which is why it is only pursued if it can benefit the patient’s oral and overall health. Our team works closely with our patients to ensure their comfort during recovery. If you are considering jaw straightening or alignment surgery, contact our experienced team at Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists today to schedule a consultation.