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Expert Corrective Jaw Surgery and Braces in Greensboro, NC

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For those looking to correct their dental alignment, sometimes traditional braces alone aren’t enough. Some cases may require jaw surgery to resolve improper bite problems. Our orthodontist may recommend consulting a surgeon about a combined orthodontic and surgical treatment plan.

The Benefits and Goals of Corrective Jaw Surgery

We may recommend corrective jaw surgery in Greensboro to fix severe jawline irregularities. Corrective jaw surgery treatment works along with braces to correct the alignment where your jaws meet. Surgery is not an option for children as it can only be performed after the jaws and bones are permanently set.

Correcting Severe Dental Irregularities with Jaw Surgery and Braces

This orthognathic surgery can be the right orthodontic treatment for many alignment issues, as well as treating facial injuries.

  • Open bites and overbites
  • Protruding jaw
  • Receding lower jaw or chin
  • Left to right asymmetry

Jaw surgery offers far more benefits than just a better smile too.

  • Alleviate stress that may cause tooth loss or breakage
  • Make chewing and swallowing more comfortable
  • Alleviate discomfort on your lips and gums
  • Reduce headaches and other pain
  • Relieve obstructive sleep apnea
  • Alleviate mouth breathing
  • Improve speech issues

Jaw Surgery Options at Lake Jeanette Orthodontics in Geensboro, NC

There are three different kinds of jaw surgery that we perform in Greensboro, NC: upper jaw, lower jaw, and chin surgery. Each serves to alleviate various jaw and alignment issues.

Comprehensive Upper Jaw Surgery Solutions

For jaw issues like protruding upper teeth, or if too much or too little of the upper teeth are visible, upper jaw surgery may be recommended. This surgical procedure involves cutting the jaw bone above the teeth. That way, the entire upper jaw can move at once, and the maxillofacial surgeon can align it properly with the lower jaw.

Advanced Lower Jaw Surgical Treatments in Greensboro, NC

Lower jaw surgery is a maxillofacial surgery that is performed to correct a lower jaw that either caves inward or juts outward. Like upper jaw surgery, an oral surgeon will make an incision behind the molars and through the bone below the teeth to realign the jaw itself.

Chin Surgery: Enhancing Facial Harmony

Chin surgery is used to correct a deficient chin. Surgeons will cut a piece of the chin, move it forward, and screw it in for a more pronounced positioning.

Results may vary, but post-surgery healing can take up to 3 months and may require further use of braces.

Integrating Braces with Jaw Surgery for Optimal Results

Whether you need jaw surgery or not, braces will play an active role in correcting the alignment of your teeth. Braces before surgery may be vital in ensuring successful jaw surgery. To achieve a correct jaw position, a your dental surgeon in Greensboro, NC needs to have the teeth in their correct positions and properly aligned positions.

During surgery, braces help maintain dental structure and ensure the right placement of the teeth. How long it’s necessary to wear braces after jaw surgery varies on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes, our orthodontist will recommend further use to ensure a perfect smile.

We’re happy to help you explore all your options to achieve good oral hygiene and the smile you’ve always wanted, including oral surgery and braces. Contact our team at Lake Jeanette Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry to get started. Call 336-286-0200.

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