Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, moves your teeth and jaws into positions that are more balanced, functional and healthy. Although the goal of jaw surgery is to improve your bite and function, many patients also experience enhancements to their appearance, breathing and speech. The results can have a dramatic effect on many aspects of your life – and it’s likely that your self-esteem and confidence will also be significantly boosted.
There are numerous conditions and symptoms that may indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery. If you suffer from any of the following, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Cohen at Park Smiles NYC to properly diagnose the problem and develop a course of action:
Corrective jaw surgery can result in significant improvement in any or all of these areas:
Corrective jaw surgery often requires pre-surgical preparations that attempt to realign the teeth towards the new structural formation. The realignment will be closely monitored through the use of x-rays, pictures, and models of your teeth.
The surgery itself can last up to several hours, during which the jaw bones may be restructured, realigned, added to, or removed from your jaw based on your specific needs. Orthodontic treatment is often performed at the same time.
Patients are typically able to return to work or school one to three weeks after surgery. Although the initial phase of healing is about 6 weeks, complete healing of the jaw takes nine to 12 months.
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