When the upper and lower jaw aren’t properly aligned or teeth don’t seem to fit correctly with the jaws, problems can arise, including issues with speech, TMJ dysfunction, breathing difficulty, a protruding jaw, and teeth that don’t meet in the front. Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) resolves these issues to promote optimal jaw function and comfort.
Jaw problems can exist from birth or can arise from injury, heredity, environmental influences, or uneven growth in the lower and upper jaws. Your NTFOS surgeon will perform a comprehensive examination to assess your jaw, including any necessary X-rays and scans. He’ll confer with your general dentist or orthodontist, as well, to determine the optimal solution for your unique situation. The doctor will explain the recommended surgical treatment and answer all of your questions. We believe that informed patients make wise decisions, so we’ll educate you about the condition of your jaw and your options for care.
Surgically correcting jaw problems can improve facial appearance, optimize oral and jaw function, and eliminate discomfort for a better quality of life – and a great smile.