Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery is when surgical repositioning of the upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) for better function and occlusion of the patients’ teeth. Most patients requiring this jaw surgery will have been seen by an Orthodontist for correction of their bite (mal-occlusion). When orthodontic’s alone will not correct the patients’ bite, further evaluation with possible jaw surgery may be necessary. This is because the jaw alignment needs to be satisfactory for the best results to be obtained from the orthodontics.

This jaw surgery is performed under general anesthesia either in an outpatient surgical facility or in the Hospital based upon the magnitude of the surgery needed to correct the jaw problem.

This corrective jaw surgery, may also improve the patients’ facial appearance and facial profile. These cosmetic benefits are in addition to the functional benefits obtained with correction of the patients jaw relationship and bite.

My training as both a dentist and physician along with my training as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon helps me better understand the degree of the jaw problems and what can be done to correct these problems.

My surgical training along with 30 years private practice experience have more than qualified me to provide the best treatment possible for these patients. I generally try to provide the least surgery possible, to gain the greatest positive results for the patient. This generally provides less surgery for the patients, less surgical costs, and quicker recoveries for these patients.

Who Needs Jaw Surgery?

If you have an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly, you can consider looking into orthognathic surgery, more commonly referred to as jaw surgery. Irregularly-shaped and improper function of the jaw can cause you to experience chronic pain and problems with eating, breathing, and speaking.

Other signs include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Facial injury that results to unbalanced facial appearance or birth defects that result to unbalanced facial appearance
  • Receding lower jaw and chin
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult an expert. Orthodontists can provide minor correction, but if repositioning is necessary, you should see an oral surgeon about jaw surgery. Salt Lake City trusts Crayton R. Walker, DDS, MD when it comes to corrective jaw surgery.

Corrective Jaw Surgery Salt Lake City

Corrective Jaw Surgery is the surgical repositioning of the upper jaw and lower jaw for better function and occlusion of a patient’s teeth. This is performed under general anesthesia, depending on the magnitude of the surgery needed to correct the jaw problem.

For corrective jaw surgery in Salt Lake City, turn to Crayton R. Walker, DDS, MD. We are uniquely qualified to perform this surgery so patients can rest assured that their jaw treatment will be handled with the utmost care and expertise.

Improve your chewing, speaking, breathing, and other functional problems with jaw surgery in Salt Lake City. Call our team today and schedule a free consultation. Find out more about jaw surgery at myoms-correctivejawsurgery.