Jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with the jaw. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw.
Reconstructive jaw surgery is performed in a hospital setting and requires a one to two day stay. In addition to the obvious functional benefit, many patients experience a cosmetic improvement of their facial appearance. Orthognatic surgery is covered under the medical health plan and prior to any treatment, it is recommended that the surgeon obtain a medical pre-authorization for the surgery.
Dr. Patel is extensively trained in Orthognathic Surgery and has experienced the procedure and benefits first-hand.
For more information on Corrective Jaw Surgery, visit the website of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
For questions, to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about procedures and our other services, contact OMS today.