Orthognathic Surgery is a mouthful, and it can be even harder to say if you’re in need of it. In laymen’s terms, orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery. When people have bite issues their first thought is get to an orthodontist, but sometimes it’s not that simple.
Orthodontics can treat bite issues if it’s only the teeth involved. In cases where the jaw is malformed, a trip to the oral surgeon is in order. Jaws develop at different rates and their growth can be impacted by birth defects, genetics, trauma and environmental influences. If you’re suffering from any of the following issues you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery.
- Difficulty chewing, biting or swallowing
- Speech issues
- Breathing issues
- Chronic Pain
- Protruding jaw
- Open bite
Dr. Sedaros’s Melbourne office uses cutting-edge technologies and 3D imaging to map out your surgery, show you how your issue will be resolved and even how you’re going to look after surgery. If you’re living with any of these issues and would like to speak with us to see if you’re a candidate for orthognathic surgery, give us a call today.