Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is a life-changing procedure that can transform your facial appearance and improve your quality of life. At Philadelphia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Philadelphia oral surgeon Dr. Cindi Nguyen offers orthognathic surgery as a safe and effective solution for patients with jaw misalignment, facial asymmetry, and other related issues. Read our helpful guide to learn everything you need to know about orthognathic surgery, including the benefits, the process, and aftercare.
Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, is a corrective surgical procedure that involves repositioning the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both to correct jaw misalignment, improve facial symmetry, and enhance oral health. The procedure is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and can address a range of issues, including:
At Philadelphia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer orthognathic surgery as a safe, effective solution for jaw misalignment. Here’s what you can expect during the orthognathic surgery process:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Nguyen will examine your teeth, jaw, and facial structure to determine if jaw surgery is the right solution for you. She’ll discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you may have.
Dr. Nguyen will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. She’ll use advanced imaging technology to create a 3D model of your jaw and facial structure.
Your jaw surgery will be performed while you’re under general anesthesia. Dr. Nguyen will reposition your jaw or jaws to correct the misalignment. Then, the jaw will be secured in place with plates and screws. The incisions will be closed with sutures and you’ll be ready to go.
Caring for your jaw after jaw surgery is essential to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Here are some tips for caring for your jaw after surgery:
If you’re looking for a Philadelphia oral surgeon who offers orthognathic surgery, look no further than Philadelphia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Nguyen and our team are committed to providing safe, effective, and life-changing surgical solutions to our patients. Contact us today at (215) 273-3223 to schedule a consultation and learn more about orthognathic (jaw) surgery. You can also click the button below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. We proudly serve Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Springfield, Kensington, and Levittown, PA.