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orthognathic surgery benefits

Is Orthognathic Surgery Right for You?

Orthognathic Surgery uses several surgical procedures for the jaw and chin to improve in form and function. Orthognathic surgery can be used for the lower or upper jaw and your chin. The procedure may be suggested to improve how the teeth fit together and normalize facial proportions. Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to ensure you receive all orthognathic surgery benefits for a new jaw! Get in touch with us to schedule your procedure today. 

How to Straighten Out Your Jaw 

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems, orthognathic surgery can be life-changing. Here at Rockwall Oral Surgery, we always start with a complete evaluation. We like to know what we are working with and the type of procedure that will benefit each patient best. 

Orthognathic Surgery Can Help Treat 

  • Bite discrepancies: 

Including overbite, under bite, cross bite, and/or open bite.

  • Facial imbalances such as 

Asymmetry, upper and/or lower jaw under-development, lower jaw excess, or chin deficiencies.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea 

Do not suffer any longer! Jaw surgery is here to turn your life around. There are many reasons why people put off jaw surgery and do not go through the procedure, but if you find yourself in pain, let us help you find a solution. 

Ideal Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery 

  • have a bite discrepancy
  • looking to improve facial disproportion
  • spent years in orthodontics in an attempt to correct a skeletal problem
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals

If you find yourself fitting into one of these categories, orthognathic surgery benefits are just what you have been searching for. Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to show you that you can have an excellent jaw, a healthy mouth, and enjoy your diet! 

What To Expect During Jaw Surgery Recovery 

It is prevalent during jaw surgery recovery to experience facial swelling, which may increase rapidly in the first few days. Then will slowly resolve after a few weeks. You may notice some swelling for a few months, but it should not be anything noticeable. Some good questions to ask us: 

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume regular activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Orthognathic surgery benefits will be long-lasting for sure. Patients feel little pain during surgery but might feel swelling or bruising afterward. Most patients are out and about 10-14 days after their surgery. However, it usually takes a few months to feel completely healed. 

Orthognathic Surgery Benefits from Rockwall Oral Surgery 

Our professionals work together to ensure all patients receive the care and attention they need. See us for a consultation if you have injured your jaw or mouth. When it comes to keeping a solid jaw, we are here to help. It would be best if you were not living in pain. Let’s schedule your appointment today! Give us a call at (469) 264-8921 or leave us a message online.