Orthognathic surgery: also known as corrective jaw surgery.
Orthognathic treatment is sometimes advised in cases that require treatment to align the jaw correctly.
In these cases the patient will need to be referred to a maxillofacial surgeon.
We have many connections with excellent, highly-experienced surgeons who can provide these corrective procedures.
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It is important to understand that compromised dental and facial discrepancies can affect your mental, emotion and physical wellbeing.
For these reasons, corrective surgical treatments become an important consideration for many people, including adults.
Treatments may be required for any of the following circumstances:
- Discrepancies in jaw sizes or position in relation to each other
- Abnormalities in jaw position, shape or structure
- Growth disturbance or abnormalities
- Bite problems (malocclusion) originating from skeletal imbalances
- Jaw joint (TMJ) disorders including muscle dysfunction
- Speech difficulties
If orthognathic surgery is required you may need orthodontic treatment before and/or after the surgery.
This helps to ensure the best possible teeth fit as well as facial profile.
Our specialist orthodontists will analyse and study your teeth and jaws at the examination stage.
We will talk to you about your treatment decisions. You will be advised of Orthognathic surgery if they feel you would benefit from this treatment.
Get in contact today if you wouldlike to discuss your dental issues on the phone or arrange a meeting.
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