Surgery to fix teeth, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a procedure performed to correct jaw and teeth misalignment. This type of surgery is typically recommended for individuals with severe problems such as difficulty chewing, chronic jaw pain, or obstructive sleep apnea caused by a misaligned jaw.
During the surgery, the underlying bone structure of the jaw is repositioned to correct the alignment of the teeth and improve the overall function of the jaw. This procedure is often done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to ensure optimal results.
In some cases, orthognathic surgery may also be recommended for cosmetic reasons, particularly for individuals with severe facial asymmetry or noticeable jaw discrepancies. It is important to consult with a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine if surgery is the best option for your specific dental needs. With advancements in surgical techniques, the recovery time and discomfort associated with orthognathic surgery have significantly improved, making it a viable option for those looking to improve their oral health and overall appearance.
– Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct severe jaw and teeth misalignment
– The procedure involves repositioning the underlying bone structure of the jaw
– It may be recommended for functional or cosmetic reasons
– Advancements in surgical techniques have improved recovery time and discomfort associated with the procedure.
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