What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is recommended for adults when your oral health, function and appearance are affected by problems that more conservative orthodontic treatments cannot resolve, such as malocclusion, abnormal jaw bones or improper bites.

When Is It Used?

Jaw surgery is typically used to correct abnormalities in the teeth, jaws and facial bones when they are causing difficulties in speaking, eating, sleeping or other routine actions. Jaw surgery is also used to improve your oral appearance and the appearance of your facial profile.

What To Expect:

Dr. Brent Erickson and our team use the latest treatment techniques, materials and technologies when planning and providing your surgical procedure, in addition to cooperating with local oral surgeons. Prior to providing any treatment, we will thoroughly evaluate your mouth to determine if jaw surgery is right for you. We will review the procedure with you so that you understand the care you will be receiving and how it will benefit your oral health and function. We will also take steps to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your treatment, and we will provide you with post-op instructions afterwards to help you heal and recover. Depending on your needs, our orthodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon may also schedule follow-up appointments or additional treatments with you in order to achieve the best possible results for your oral health. We are committed to helping you regain healthy jaw function.

For more information about orthognathic surgery and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brent Erickson, please contact our office today.