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