Orthognathic surgery is performed when jaw misalignment is causing you problems. This could be due to an overbite or an underbite, but essentially your bite is off and your jaws are not syncing up properly or in the right position relative to each other. At Central Park North Orthodontics, we use the latest and most modern technology and equipment to restore normal jaw function and relieve your pain and discomfort. Our orthodontist serving the 10026 area is a specialist and you can count on him as being highly experienced and skilled in this type of procedure.
How do you know if you need orthognathic surgery? There are some symptoms and signs that you should be aware of, such as having a protruding jaw, an open bite, difficulties breathing, speech problems, complications with biting, chewing, or swallowing, jaws that clench in pain when you open or close them, or a clicking sound when you move your jaws. In addition, if you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, this may also be an indication that you can benefit from having surgery done by our orthodontist serving the 10026 area.
The first step, if you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms, is to schedule an examination. Dr. Washington will do a physical checkup of your jaws and face, take x-rays, and as part of a complete consultation, discuss your medical history, heredity, environmental risks, and any injuries- past or present- that might be applicable to your current situation. You will also be able to have all of your questions answered. In the event that orthognathic surgery is decided upon between our orthodontist serving the 10026 area and you, further x-rays will be taken as well as 3D photos of your jaw and face. The computer will allow you to view the work that will be needed and in most cases you will also be able to have a good idea of what you’ll look like when the surgery has been completed.
There’s no good reason to suffer with jaw issues when they can be treated safely and effectively by our orthodontist serving the 10026 area. Easy and normal jaw function can be yours again. Start by calling us today.