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Who Needs Jaw Surgery?

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Thomas Mahar
Who Needs Jaw Surgery?Also known as orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery is meant to improve your facial and jawline symmetry. There are several reasons why jaw surgery is necessary. First, if you exhibit any of the following signs and symptoms, you need jaw surgery.

Improper Bite

Having improper bites could be a sign of an underlying jaw problem. Braces and retainers are among the first options we consider to treat improper bites or malocclusions. However, if your malocclusion is caused by a misaligned jaw bone or your teeth are severely misaligned, jaw surgery is the ideal option. This procedure helps fix problems like underbites and overbites. Therefore, if you have any of these problems, you will need jaw surgery.

Chronic Jaw Pain

Chronic jaw pain is also a sign that you need jaw surgery. The TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, is the hinge connecting the lower and upper jaws. This joint plays an essential role in keeping your jaws and teeth in good condition. The temporomandibular joint should move smoothly and uninterrupted, though you shouldn't be worried when you notice occasional popping. If you feel some pain when you open your mouth wide, you could be having problems with your temporomandibular joint. You will also experience tissue deterioration and swelling around this area. If that is the case, you need to undergo jaw surgery. This will help fix the temporomandibular joint and restore its functionality.

Misaligned Jaws

If you have misaligned jaws that you feel are affecting your facial appearance, you should consider getting jaw surgery. Misaligned jaws will not only affect your smile but also cause biting problems. In addition, when your jaws are misaligned, your upper teeth won't be in sync with your lower teeth. This can affect your ability to interact with others. Get in touch with us for more information on who needs jaw surgery.

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