Jaw Surgery

When your jaw is out of alignment, everyday tasks, such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking, are more difficult and sometimes even painful.

Corrective jaw surgery can have a dramatic & positive effect on many aspects of your life by creating a more harmonious bite and appearance.

So how can corrective jaw surgery change your life?

Corrective Jaw Surgery Can Eliminate Chronic Pain and Improve
Your Appearance

Eliminate Chronic Pain
and Improve Your Appearance

Realigning your jaw can enhance your appearance.                            When your jaw is out of alignment, your face can look unbalanced. Corrective jaw surgery can adjust the proportions of your face for a more symmetrical appearance.

Corrective jaw surgery can make eating simpler.
Misalignment in your jaw can cause difficulty chewing, biting, and swallowing. When your jaw and teeth meet properly, you can eat with ease.

Adjusting your jaw can make breathing and speaking easier.
Often, jaw misalignment can cause breathing problems, such as sleep apnea or snoring, and also disrupt the way you naturally speak.

Here’s what corrective jaw surgery can do… 

Why Should I Undergo

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Adjusting your jaw can improve your comfort, appearance, and overall well-being.

But Isn't Surgery
Expensive?

Is it really worth it?

Jaw surgery is often a medical necessity and prevents potentially serious health concerns. In many cases, insurance will cover a large portion of the procedure, making corrective jaw surgery more affordable.

The typical cost of the procedure, including fees and follow-up care, can range from $20,000 to 40,000.

 

Let’s see how corrective jaw surgery works:

Through a combination of orthodontics and surgery, this procedure can improve the function of your jaw and your overall appearance.

Why Are
Wisdom
Teeth
Removed?

Tilted wisdom teeth
can shift and damage
nearby teeth.

First Steps

In general, patients need braces to align their teeth before surgery. Typically, alignment takes 12 to 18 months.

Undergoing Surgery

Jaw surgery is performed by a surgeon under general anesthesia in a hospital. The jawbone is incised and may be augmented, reshaped, or adjusted. Alterations are held in place with permanent hardware. Corrective jaw surgery can address your upper jaw, lower jaw, chin, or a combination.

After the Procedure

You may need to stay in the hospital for two to four nights after surgery.

Recovery

Most patients can return to work or school within one to three weeks, but full healing can take up to three months.

Final Adjustments

After about six weeks, your orthodontist may recommend a second round of braces, which can take several more months to complete.

 

Concerned about undergoing surgery?

You Have Options

Some patients with jaw misalignments decide against surgery. If your jaw is only slightly out of alignment, your orthodontist may be able to realign your teeth and bite with braces or Invisalign®.

Other patients can reduce jaw discomfort with oral appliance therapy. However, in some cases, the only way to really address painful symptoms is through surgery.

When your jaw is aligned properly, your teeth fit together naturally for smooth, easy function and an improved appearance. Schedule an appointment and discover the difference good alignment can make.

Have Questions about Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Schedule an Appointment

At Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, our goal is to treat all of our patients like family. With a range of cutting-edge technology and advanced training, our surgeons can perform your wisdom tooth extraction safely and efficiently. If you think you or your child require wisdom tooth removal, call (636) 379-1333 or contact our office online. You can also visit one of our locations to schedule an appointment today.

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At Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we know how to help you. Our board-certified surgeons and expert staff can provide the care you need to relieve the discomfort you feel.

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