Optimize Your Dental Health and Appearance with Jaw Reconstruction Surgery

Your jaws (mandibles) don’t just hold your teeth in place. Your jaws play a crucial role in chewing, speaking, yawning, and breathing. The shape of your jaws determines how you look. If you have correctly aligned jaws, you may pay little attention to them. However, patients with misaligned jaws often experience diminished oral function and can’t wait to find relief.

Pearlmax Oral Surgery is your go-to practice in San Diego, California, if you need oral and maxillofacial services. We offer jaw reconstruction (orthognathic) surgery to correct jaw irregularities.

Candidates for jaw reconstruction surgery

You are a perfect candidate for jaw surgery if you have an improper bite. Jaw growth is a gradual process. Sometimes, your lower and upper jaw may not meet after growth. Also, trauma, including vehicular accidents, can lead to misaligned jaws.

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Jaw problems not only affect your eating ability. Misaligned jaws cause numerous issues, including:

  • Breathing problems
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Speech problems 
  • Snoring
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Distorted appearance

Orthodontic treatments can align your smile if it’s just the teeth involved. However, if your jaw bones (maxilla and mandible) are misaligned, jaw surgery is necessary to address the root cause of the problem. 

What to expect from jaw reconstruction procedure

Jaw issues come in many sizes and shapes, so one size fits all treatment won’t cut it. If you need jaw surgery, the best place to start is to book a consultation with an experienced oral surgeon like Dr. German Trujillo. We use digital radiographs and 3D imaging to plan your treatment. Our medical imaging previews your treatment outcome to show results before the treatment begins.

When you understand the treatment, committing to the procedure is easier until completion. Jaw surgery is carried out under general anesthesia. Your treatment may involve small titanium plates and screws to hold your jaws together during healing. Because of this treatment, most patients wake up from surgery able to move their mouths normally. However, you must watch your diet and activity level for about eight weeks for a smooth recovery.

Orthodontic care is required pre and post-surgery. So, we work closely with an orthodontist to provide you with all-rounded care.

Benefits of corrective jaw surgery

Orthognathic surgery is required when your teeth and jaws don’t meet. Jaw alignment improves your bite (occlusion) to boost your jaw function, which allows you to chew (masticate), breathe, and speak clearly. And since this surgery generally occurs inside your mouth, it often leaves no visible scars.

Although orthognathic surgery improves oral function, it can dramatically improve aesthetics. This surgery corrects facial imbalances to give you a facelift that helps you conquer life confidently.

Oral and facial surgery services in San Diego, California

Jaw reconstruction surgery is complex, so don’t have it done with just any medical practitioner. Instead, talk to Pearlmax Oral Surgery to ensure the procedure runs smoothly. We have the experience, skills, and technology to deliver the best results possible. Please call (858) 434-7554 for more information.