Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is a type of procedure used to address minor and major dental and skeletal abnormalities impacting the mouth, face, and upper or lower jaws. It may be recommended for patients who suffer from chronic jaw pain, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) or migraines, severely worn teeth, difficulty eating or swallowing, and number of other life-altering symptoms. The primary focus of jaw surgery is to improve function, including the ability to bite and chew, swallow, breathe, hear and communicate properly. However, many patients also benefit from enhancements in facial esthetics and contours following jaw surgery procedures.
Jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, like Dr. Thiede. This type of specialist is highly trained in a wide variety of surgical techniques, and best suited to determine the right type of procedure for your needs. A combination of jaw surgery and orthodontics may be needed in many cases. When the upper and lower jaw do not line up as they should, the teeth are unable to bite together properly, impacting oral function. In such a case, our team of oral surgeons collaborate with your general dentist and orthodontist, streamlining your care to create the improved quality of life you deserve.
Our Tustin, CA oral surgeon provides corrective jaw and orthognathic surgery as well as supportive therapies to enhance our patients’ health and quality of life. With over 20 years of experience, you can be sure your surgery is performed with the expertise and modern care you deserve. We provide in-house sedation dentistry options (including IV or general anesthesia) to help you feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thiede to learn more about our treatments including jaw surgery.
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