How can Surgery Help a Bad Bite?

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Some people are born with a misalignment of the jaw bones, also referred to as a bad bite or malocclusion.  Others have been in accidents that result in injury to the jaw. Out of position teeth can be corrected with braces.  However, a bad bite is due to a different problem that requires adjustments to jaw bones.  Surgery used to correct bad bite conditions, called orthognathic surgery, can be performed on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both depending on[…] Read More

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is a blanket term used for a variety of jaw and facial surgeries. It corrects a range of minor and major jaw irregularities, helping patients chew, speak, and breathe better. Sometimes a patient’s appearance is also enhanced, especially the chin and lower jaw areas. Finally, a patient will experience better oral health overall after a needed surgery. Orthognathic surgery is complex. It involves moving the bones of the upper or lower jaw, or both. Jaws are lengthened or[…] Read More

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