In severe cases, corrective jaw surgery (or orthognathic surgery) is needed to treat and correct abnormalities of facial bones. This directly impacts the function and alignment of your jaws and teeth. Depending on your specific case, abnormalities may cause difficulty speaking, chewing, talking and other normal daily activities. Jaw surgery and the associated orthodontic care will improve your facial appearance while creating a healthier bite.
Today’s digital imaging technology clearly demonstrates the functional and aesthetic benefits of jaw surgery. Computerized planning will help minimize treatment and recovery times while promoting the effectiveness of the procedure. Strength, stability and predictability of your treatment are enhanced through the use of state-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws. As this surgery has evolved through the latest in technology, the patient’s recovery time has been reduced, allowing you to get back to your normal routine quickly.
In many cases, proper orthodontic treatment can correct the problem without the need of jaw surgery. Dr. Brian A. Rinehart, an experienced orthodontist in Fredericton, can determine if jaw surgery is a viable treatment for you. Schedule a consultation to see Dr. Rinehart.
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