Proper jaw alignment is crucial to a healthy and balanced face, and improper alignment can lead to problems such as headaches, chewing problems, chronic jaw pain, breathing problems, speech impairments, and more. Sometimes an orthodontist can correct a misalignment using braces and other dental devices, but in certain cases jaw surgery is necessary to align the jaw properly.
Whether your jaw has always been misaligned or your jaw was damaged as a result of facial trauma, Dr. Collins and our expert surgical team will be able to help you determine whether orthognathic surgery is right for you. Dr. Collins uses advanced 3D modeling techniques to get the best possible view of your mouth and plan your specific treatment. Dr. Collins will work together with your dentist and orthodontist to create the best treatment plan for your needs.
Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
Patients who undergo orthognathic surgery, also referred to as corrective jaw surgery, can expect to see a multitude of benefits, including:
- Improved speech and respiratory function
- Longer tooth lifespan and improved oral hygiene
- Reduced snoring
- Improvement in sleep apnea severity
- More comfortable eating and less chewing problems
- Less pain and discomfort
- Improved appearance and balance of the face
- Decreased likelihood of future oral health problems
How Orthognathic Surgery Works
Our team at Collins Oral & Facial Surgery uses advanced technology to examine your jaw and plan the best possible treatment for you. Before surgery, your orthodontist will prepare the teeth for their new alignment using braces. Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Collins will surgically separate the jaw, then fix it into its new position. Your orthodontist will then use your braces to do some fine adjustments to your bite. Once your jaw has fully healed, you will be able to chew and smile with ease and your braces can be removed.
We offer orthognathic surgery consultations and procedures right here in Conway, AR.
If you have jaw problems and would like to schedule a consultation, contact our office. Patients who receive jaw surgery are usually very happy with the improvements in function and appearance they see after surgery. Dr. Collins and our skilled staff will provide you with excellent care and ensure that you are well informed and comfortable throughout the process.