A person’s jaw is more than just a repository and holding structure for the teeth, it also has a significant role in forming a person’s facial structure and frames the lower portion of the face. Our Bergen County oral surgery office of Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been helping local residents with any problems they have concerning their jaws. Jaw surgery is done for a number of reasons, many of which are medically necessary while some are more for aesthetic reasons.
At our Bergen County oral surgery office our doctors perform corrective jaw surgery to correct a wide range of minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities, which often includes a realignment of the jaw and teeth. These surgeries not only impact the jaw and teeth but can have a remarkable effect on the placement and size of the chin, which can result in a marked change in the way the person looks. Jaw surgery is done to improve facial structure, correct deformities and imbalances of the jaw, ease pain from jaw related conditions such as TMJ as well as correct conditions that are the result of traumatic injuries. Our doctors may move the upper and/or lower jaws, teeth and chin to make your face and mouth more balanced, functional and healthy.
Jaw surgery is often not a one-shot deal and depending on the scope of the case may involve several different procedures over months or years. In many cases our surgical procedures will be followed by orthodontics, which will increase the total treatment time. Our doctor will use digital imaging to evaluate your case as well to illustrate the final outcome of your procedures. We will detail every step of the way and discuss all your treatment options before we start the surgery so you can make an informed choice. If you are having jaw or tooth pain, or are dissatisfied with the way your chin or lower face look please call our Bergen County oral surgery office for a consultation with one of our doctors.