Jaw surgery

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly, or the teeth don’t seem to fit within the jaws following surgery to make a healthy functioning jaw.

Why jaw surgery is needed

With jaw surgery, the teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions the misaligned jaw. Sometimes, the upper and lower jaws tend to grow at different rates and can result in a host of problems that affect chewing, speech, function, long-term oral health, and appearance. Orthodontics can also correct bite problems.

If you are experiencing any of the following, you may want to call our office and discuss jaw surgery:

  • Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid use advanced computer technology and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached, which is one of the ways we ensure our patients are always informed and put at ease. Using advanced digital imaging, we will show you how your bite will be improved and even generate how you will look after jaw realignment surgery. This will help you to understand the surgical process and the extent of your treatment.

If you need corrective jaw surgery or are experiencing any of the issues listed above, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our experienced oral surgeons.