Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
Dr. Rivera Explains Jaw Surgery
Sometimes braces alone are not enough to correct our bite. Discrepancies in the growth of the facial skeleton can cause our jaws to be misaligned, asymmetric, or mismatched in size. This can lead to problems with biting and chewing food, as well as problems with speech. Jaws that are too small can also impede our ability to breath properly when asleep, leading to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which can cause a host of serious medical conditions. Orthographic surgery can be a life changing procedure improving your face, airway and your bite!
At West Michigan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons can help. We have extensive training in the diagnosing, planning, and surgical techniques of corrective jaw surgery, otherwise known as “orthognathic surgery.” Using state of the art technology, including Cone Beam CT/3D imaging and computer assisted virtual surgical planning, our surgeons will carefully tailor your surgery to suit your individual functional and esthetic needs. In addition to our medical and surgical training, our dental background gives a firm understanding of proper dental occlusion to work towards. We will work closely with your orthodontist and dentist to give you the best result possible. Don’t trust your jaw surgery to just anyone. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns over this important surgery.
AAOMS Presentation on Jaw Surgery
For more information on Corrective Jaw Surgery, click here to view a presentation by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery Reviews
West Michigan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review By Maddie K
What a joy to see my daughter wear her hair up, rather than hide behind it. To see her smile naturally for a picture instead of angling her profile "just so". Dr. Rivera's work took her from tentatively standing on the fringe of highschool social events, to confidently participating in them. The entire office staff was amazing, earning our trust in the first visit and keeping it through the last.
- Maddie K
Patient Review By Madeline K
Impressed with the quality of care and the outcome.
- Madeline K
Patient Review By John P
- John P
Patient Review By Robin S
The care I received was explained to me and the pain control was superb. Was a good experience.
- Robin S
Patient Review By Mark K
Everyone including the doctors are incredibly kind, patient, and informative.
- Mark K