Orthognathic Surgery in Detroit

At Lakeshore Dental in Detroit Orthognathic Surgery is offered because we know it can dramatically impact the quality of your life if you have breathing, chewing or speaking problems related to your jaw. It can repair certain conditions, often by moving the jaw into a different position.

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Don’t suffer when Lakeshore Dental Specialists can offer you one of the best orthognathic surgery Detroit has to offer you.

Questions to ask yourself about orthognathic surgery

  • Do you have an open bite between your upper and lower teeth?
  • Do you experience constant headaches?
  • Are you having a hard time biting and chewing your food?
  • Is it difficult for your lips to meet without any strain?
  • Do you have chronic pain in your jaw or jaw joint?
  • Do you have a receding lower jaw and chin?
  • Is swallowing painful?
  • Are you having problems breathing through your mouth?
  • Have you suffered from a facial injury?
  • Do you have a birth defect in your jaw?
  • Is there excessive extreme wear on your teeth?
  • Does your jaw protrude?
  • Are you experiencing sleep apnea?
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Process of orthognathic surgery

Before any corrective jaw surgery, you will need orthodontic braces to move your teeth into a new position in preparation for your procedure.

The goal is to have your teeth fit together, aligning your dental arches. You may wear braces from six months to three years depending on your specific situation and the existing state of your teeth and gums. The next step includes getting impressions of your teeth as well as x-rays and pictures.

On the day of your surgery, you will receive general anesthesia before your surgeon begins to cut your jawbones and reposition them to the best position based on your specific needs. Sometimes, the bone may be reshaped, removed or added from another part of your body such as your rib, hip, or leg. To decrease visible scarring, the incisions are typically made inside your mouth. After your jaws have been properly aligned, surgical plates and screws are used to keep the bones in place and hold your jaws in their new positions. You may need tight bands for a couple of weeks to secure your jaws together and ensure the bones do not shift around. The screws eventually fuse to your bone to become part of your jaw. You may require braces for an additional few months after your surgery.

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