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400 South Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422

Tel. (859) 236-1130
Fax (859) 239-9384
1 (800) 609-7899

 

Orthognathic Surgery and Technology

With facial x-rays along with digital imaging, you can see how your bite will be improved and get an idea of how great you'll look after your jaw surgery and healing are complete!

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic Surgery is the correction of a wide range of minor and major facial and jaw irregularities, and benefits include an improved ability to chew, speak and breathe. In many cases an enhanced appearance and/or improved speech can also result. Orthognathic surgery moves your teeth and jaws into new position that is more balanced, functional and healthy. The following are some of the conditions that may include a need for orthognathic surgery:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Speech problem
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Excessive wearing of teeth
  • Open bite (space between upper and lower front of back teeth when mouth is closed).
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Facial injury or birth defects
  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to make lips meet without effort
  • Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping such as snoring, difficulty breathing, etc.)

Unequal growth of the jaws, injury or birth defects can produce problems and symptoms that require treatment by a team that usually includes an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, an orthodontist, and sometimes your dentist. In order to determine if you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery, an evaluation of your condition by our team is necessary.