Meet One of the Most Trusted Orthognathic Surgeons at College Street Dental
Your bite and ability to eat and communicate may be hampered if your jaws are not in alignment. Orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, is a procedure that helps correct your upper (maxilla) and lower jaws (mandible).
Orthognathic surgery is not a one-time procedure. It is a process that entails orthodontic treatment to prepare your teeth for jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery, recovery, and then more orthodontic treatments for up to a year after your surgery.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia, and the teeth are wired together thereafter to allow the jaw to heal properly. Typically, incisions are made inside the mouth rather than on the skin.
What are the various types of Orthognathic surgery?
Jaw surgery adjusts issues that cause your jaws to protrude out too much or too little, giving your facial features an uneven appearance. Jaw surgery is classified into three types:
Maxillary osteotomy: This surgery is performed when your upper jaw protrudes too much or too little. Maxillary osteotomy can also be used to treat an open bite or a crossbite.
Mandibular osteotomy: This operation is performed when your lower jaw protrudes too far or too little.
Bilateral osteotomy: When both jaws are affected by a condition, the procedure is known as bilateral osteotomy or double-jaw surgery.
Get in touch with College Street Dental today if you are looking for orthognathic surgery in Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, La Puente, Baldwin Park, Pomona, Duarte, Arcadia, Irwindale, and Diamond Bar. We have been providing high-quality dental care for kids, teens, adults, and seniors for more than twenty years. So, don't worry about rushing around to different specialist offices. We've got you covered right in our office with highly trained and educated specialists all in one space.
Our caring, compassionate doctors, and staff put your oral health first. One-stop for all your dental needs. Call us at (626) 498-2472 to schedule your appointment.