shirley jaw surgery

When you have issues with the balance and development of your jaw, which can impact your teeth and lead to major complications, you could be in need of treatment. With orthognathic surgery, our team can realign the jaw and improve balance and health. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about jaw surgery.

When You May Need Surgery

Complications with the growth and development of your jaw, or possibly injuries later in life, could impact the balance of your jaw. This poor symmetry then places enormous stress on your joints. Not only do you have esthetic impacts, but you could develop painful disorders like TMD and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), as well as dental misalignment. To correct the smile and improve issues like facial trauma, we could offer orthognathic surgery. This involves correcting the smile by improving symmetry in the upper and lower jaw, as we can use surgery to lengthen, shorten, or move them up and down, or ion and out. We can correct functional and health issues, and in the process improves overall smile beauty as well.

Working With a Full Team

When possible, we work with a full team of experts. Our highly trained orthodontists can work alongside you to continue treatment once the orthognathic surgery is complete. We also bring in qualified oral surgeons to complete the procedure. Each stage of the process can be done in-house, so you don’t need to go to other offices. We also create a personalized treatment plan based on the detailed digital images we gather with advanced technology, so we can oversee the process with precision and accuracy.

Ensuring Your Comfort

This is a complex procedure and one that we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during. First, we have local anesthesia to numb the areas receiving treatment. We also have dental sedation. With nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV, we can help you enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. This is very helpful for those with dental anxiety. The effects take time to wear off completely, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to facilitate a complication-free healing period.

Tooth Replacement and More

As part of the treatment, we can also discuss replacing missing teeth. We want you to feel proud of your smile’s appearance following retreatment. If you have any questions about orthognathic surgery, then contact our team today.

Make an Appointment With Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist

We would like to help you obtain a symmetrical and healthier smile. To learn more about our approach to jaw surgery, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.