Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery – also referred to as orthognathic surgery – is performed by Dr. Priveer Sharma on a daily basis in South Charlotte/Ballantyne. Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is generally performed to correct functional problems. Dr. Sharma helps correct a wide range of minor and major craniofacial and dental irregularities, including the chronic misalignment of jaws and teeth.

Oral surgery is a technique that can dramatically improve chewing, speaking and breathing. The patient’s appearance may also be dramatically enhanced as a result of oral surgery.

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Following are some of the conditions that may indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headaches
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
  • Facial injury
  • Birth defects
  • Receding lower jaw and chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)
Meet Brenna: Corrective Jaw Surgery

Your dentist, orthodontist and OMS will work together to determine whether you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery. It is important to understand that your treatment, which will probably include orthodontics before and after surgery, may take several years to complete. Your OMS and orthodontist understand this is a long-term commitment for you and your family, and they will try to realistically estimate the time required for your treatment.

Jaw Surgery can have a dramatic effect on many aspects of life.

Correction of Common Dentofacial Deformities

Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharma.

Call: 704-541-6070

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