Orthognathic Surgery Can Achieve Dramatic Results
At Kuhlberg Orthodontics in Avon, CT, we offer comprehensive orthodontic care that helps patients suffering from a variety of orthodontic care needs. In addition to treatments such as Invisalign and Clarity Clear Braces, we also offer care designed to correct jaw abnormalities and facial asymmetry while acting in conjunction with orthognathic surgery.
Orthognathic surgery, which is also known as corrective jaw surgery, treats a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities such as misalignment of the jaws and teeth. Patients in need of corrective jaw surgery can experience difficulty and pain associated with everyday movements of the jaw and face. Jaw surgery can correct these problems, and when combined with orthodontic treatment, it can improve the overall appearance of the facial profile and functionality of the jaw.
Do you need jaw surgery?
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, some conditions that might indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery include:
- Difficult chewing or biting food
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
- Unbalances facial appearance from the front, or side
- Facial injury or birth defects
- Receding chin
- Protruding jaw
- Inability to make the lips meet without straining
- Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
- Sleep apnea
At Kuhlberg Orthodontics, we use the latest in digital imaging technology to demonstrate to you the aesthetic and functional benefits of jaw surgery. If you believe you are a candidate for jaw surgery, an examination with Dr. Kuhlberg will give you the answers you are looking for and the best advice for your possible treatment options. In many cases, jaw surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic care such as braces or certain appliances can correct the problem.
Contact our Avon, CT Orthodontic Office
If you believe you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery or have any further questions, please contact our Avon, CT office to schedule an exam. During your exam we will determine if orthognathic surgery is in fact the correct treatment to fit your needs. We look forward to serving you!
“Very friendly warm and compassionate. They educated my son on how to care for his braces, what foods to avoid, how to clean and most of all, they are there even during any emergency including weekends. I highly recommend this Orthodontic practice to anyone who want a personal, friendly one on one relationship with their doctor.” Thu M.