Jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with the jaw. The 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. Orthognathic 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.
The differences before and after jaw surgery are significant. Not only is there an improvement in the functionality of the jaw but in the cosmetic appearance as well.
Dr. Patel is extensively trained in Orthognathic Surgery and has experienced the procedure and benefits first-hand. Specializing in orthognathic surgery in Chicago, he provides expert care before and after jaw surgery.
For more information on Corrective Jaw Surgery, visit American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Kam Patel, DMD is a highly experienced oral maxillofacial surgeon and a leading provider of orthognathic surgery in Lakeview and downtown Chicago. Unlike other practices, Lakeview OMS works with the majority of dental insurances to help cover the cost of jaw surgery.
For questions, to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about procedures and our other services, contact OMS today.