When a person has a jaw that is misaligned it not only make them self-conscious about their appearance, but affect the function of their jaw and cause forceful clenching and grinding. Jaw Surgery may be the the best option for some to achieve both the aesthetic and functional results desired to live their lives more comfortably and confidently. Jaw surgery is done using tiny plates, wires, screws and rubber bands to move and secured the position of the jaw into its proper placement. The mandible alteration is accomplished with the use of bone grafts that align the lower jaw to the right positioning. Following the procedure, patients are given post-reatmenet advice with pain medication being prescribed as needed and there is also often a modified diet to follow as the jaw is healing.
If you are interested in learning more about the Jaw Surgery process, risks and benefits, and the recovery process, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Daniel Cullum. During your consultation Dr. Cullum will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Jaw Surgery.