Patients suffering from jaw misalignment are typically experiencing more than just cosmetic side effects. When teeth are not properly aligned, all function of the mouth becomes painful and difficult. Jaw bones may even be rubbing against one another, causing friction and more pain. Often, patients with misalignment also suffer from clenching or grinding teeth during sleep, leading to further complications with oral health. To complicate things further, bullying often stems from jaw misalignment, and children and adults alike are treated poorly for any facial imbalance that may result from this condition.
Orthognathic Surgery, or Corrective Jaw Surgery, is designed to treat all of these issues by bringing the structure into proper alignment, improving the function of the jaw as well as facial appearance, providing healing both physically and often psychologically.