Corrective Jaw Surgery, or Orthognathic surgery, is needed when your jaws don’t meet correctly and/or your teeth don’t seem to fit with your jaws. While teeth are straightened with orthodontics, corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Who needs Orthognatic Surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process, and in some instances the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Corrective Jaw surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary. A consultation with Dr. Marvil will help determine which is your most advantageous option.

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Dr. Marvil will evaluate:

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

Many symptoms exist at birth, while others appear later as a result of environmental influences or heredity. Other difficulties may be the result of facial trauma. Before any treatment begins, Dr. Marvil will perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the consultation process, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your choices for treatment.

Technology and Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. Marvil uses the most state-state-of-the-art computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly what is needed and how your surgery will be approached. Dr. Marvil will work closely with you, your dentist and your orthodontist to ensure a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

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Give us a call at 843.790.4667 or contact us via our website and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!