A jaw that is slightly off in alignment can lead to serious issues. Oral pain, difficulty chewing food, and problems with speech are common results of a mispositioned jaw. If you experience these issues, it may be time to consider corrective jaw surgery.
Corrective jaw surgery alters the positions of your teeth and jaws, improving their functionality, appearance, and health while relieving pain. You may even live with an off-centered jaw without knowing it, but you’ll undoubtedly feel the difference after corrective jaw surgery.
When Is Corrective Jaw Surgery Needed?
A misaligned jaw can result from several factors. For example, some patients have upper and lower jaws that grew at different rates. Others have a congenital disorder or injuries that changed their jaw position.
Unlike teeth, which orthodontists can realign with relatively simple procedures, jaws require specialized surgery. Oral surgeons undergo years of schooling and residency training to perfect their craft.
At Braces Now, Dr. Sol can work alongside your oral surgeon to bring you professional orthodontic care and oral surgery in Norcross. If you currently suffer from any of the following conditions, you may want to consider corrective jaw surgery:
- Issues with biting, chewing, or swallowing food
- Jaw or jaw joint pain and headaches
- A noticeably unbalanced appearance of the face
- Recent jaw injury
- Difficulty breathing while sleeping