Orthognathic surgery is a procedure offered at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. It is designed to correct a problem where your jaws are misaligned. If your bite is off and your jaws are not in proper sync, our Ramapo orthognathic surgeon can help. Modern techniques, which include the use of three dimensional models and advanced computer technology, make the surgery precise and safe.
Our Ramapo orthognathic surgeon is highly skilled and experienced in performing this work, so you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands. Working closely with your dentist and your orthodontist, the goal of the surgery is to restore normal jaw function. Symptoms that you should be aware of that may mean a need for orthognathic surgery are having an open bite, protruding jaw, difficulties breathing, any problems related to chewing, biting, or swallowing, or speech difficulties. TMJ disorder is also associated with a need for this type of surgery. Any of these symptoms, either alone or in some combination with each other, do not necessarily mean you will need surgery, but they do mean you should call us to schedule an exam and consultation to diagnose the problem and recommend a course of treatment.
Your examination will be thorough and will include a physical checkup of your jaws and face along with x-rays. A medical history including heredity, relevant injuries, and possible environmental factors may also be discussed. These can offer valuable clues about the nature of your situation. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have. If our Ramapo orthognathic surgeon and you decide that surgery is the best action to take, a full slate of x-rays along with 3-D photos will be taken of the effected area. You will be able to view them on the computer so that it can be explained to you exactly what needs to be done.
The benefits of orthognathic surgery will be found in the results. A precise and normal bite, jaws that do not click, clench, or cause you pain when you open and close them. You will find a renewed ability to eat, speak, and possibly even to breathe with an ease that you may have taken for granted would never exist again. Our Ramapo orthognathic surgeon is pleased to offer this procedure and the relief that it can provide. Call us today to schedule an examination.