Although typical orthodontic treatment, such as braces, can correct a problem involving teeth which are misaligned, sometimes the jaws themselves need to be repositioned. If this is the case, then an individual needs to undergo orthognathic surgery in order to align the jaws. At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our Warwick oral surgeon offers this service to patients who require it. If you have any questions about orthognathic surgery and are unsure of whether or not it could benefit you, we would be happy to address your concerns.
When the upper and lower jaws do not seem to meet correctly, or the teeth seem as though they do not correctly fit with the jaws, this may be a sign that an individual can be treated via orthognathic surgery. These problems can develop for a variety of reasons, one being the fact that the process of jaw growth is a gradual one, and at times, one section of the jaws will grow more quickly than the other. Traumatic injury to the jaws and birth defects are also factors which can contribute to jaws which are improperly aligned. Patients with improperly aligned jaws often experience problems related to chewing, speech, and appearance. Through the process of orthognathic surgery, however, the Warwick oral surgeon of Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can correct these issues. We will begin the process by evaluating your condition and determining whether or not you are a good candidate for orthognathic surgery. If we decide that we should move forward with treatment, we will use state-of-the-art computer models to explain the process to you. These models will even allow us to show you the differences in appearance that you will experience once treatment has finished. By using these techniques, we allow your patients to feel the utmost confidence in their treatment.
For years, we at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have approached our area of expertise with a compassionate, patient-centric approach. If you think that you might need orthognathic surgery to correct a problem with your jaws, schedule an appointment with our Warwick oral surgeon. We’ll gladly take a look at your condition and help you decide if this treatment option could benefit you.