Corrective jaw surgery is an advanced and often life-changing procedure. For many of our patients, treatment leads to greater self-confidence and comfort, improvement in eating and chewing, and enhanced facial aesthetics. People who were never able to bite a sandwich or a piece of pizza may achieve normal function, and those who have been dissatisfied with their appearance are typically excited about the difference they see.
At the same time, corrective jaw surgery is a complex and lengthy process, one that requires patient commitment and a skilled and experienced doctor. General dentists and other practitioners often refer their patients to our oral & maxillofacial surgeons – Dr. Gocke and Dr. McAdams – because of their experience in the procedure and their personal and attentive approach to care.
Why Corrective Jaw Surgery and Why Our Practice?
People living may require corrective jaw surgery for a variety of reasons:
- Their teeth, jaws, or chin may be misaligned, and surgery can help them achieve a more functional bite and aesthetic appearance
- Surgery can reduce the force on and trauma to the jaw joint (TMJ)
- Patients with a cleft lip or palate may require corrective jaw surgery to improve function and cosmetics
- Patients may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, which surgery can often resolve