Corrective Jaw Surgery
Various abnormalities in the face and jaw may cause discomfort, embarrassment, or difficulty chewing and speaking. “Orthognathic” means “straight jaws.” Corrective jaw surgery is called orthognathic surgery. It corrects jaw and facial deformities.
Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons can reposition the facial bones to restore proper function and facial appearance.
Ottawa’s Corrective Jaw Surgery Experts
Corrective jaw surgery is also known as orthognathic surgery which means “straight jaws”. Various abnormalities in the face and jaw may cause discomfort, embarrassment, or difficulty chewing and speaking. Abnormalities in the face and jaw can be passed down through genetics or they can be acquired due to disease or injury.
At Argyle Associates, our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons can reposition the facial bones to restore proper function and facial appearance. Our Surgeons use digital dentistry technology for corrective jaw surgery that allows the process to be easier, more reliable and an overall better experience for our patients. Digital dentistry involves using dental devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components. With digital dentistry, our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons have greater precision and control during corrective jaw procedures compared to older mechanical and electrical methods.
If you’re in need of corrective jaw surgery, book a consultation today with Argyle Associates to learn more about how we can help you.
Corrective Jaw Surgery FAQ
Anyone who is currently living with a face or jaw abnormality may need jaw surgery. Depending on the severity, an abnormality may be causing someone discomfort, embarrassment or difficulty with chewing and speaking. Orthognathic surgery will be able to help correct these issues, allowing a person to live life more comfortably. These abnormalities may be inherited through genetics or caused by injury or disease.
If you are suffering from a jaw abnormality, we will be able to determine whether jaw surgery is right for you. Book a consultation with us today.
For severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, a corrective jaw surgery called maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is used. A surgeon will reposition the upper and lower jaws to prevent the tongue and other soft tissues from blocking the airway during sleep.
Book a consultation with our clinic today if you are suffering from sleep apnea.
Yes, all corrective jaw surgeries are performed while you’re under general anaesthetic in a hospital, ambulatory surgical centre, or at one of our Argyle Associates surgical suites across Ottawa.
If you would like to know more about the corrective jaw surgery process with Argyle Associates, contact us today.
Jaw surgery can have a positive impact on various aspects of your life. Once jaw surgery is complete, your jaws will be in a position that is more balanced, functional and healthy. Although the goal of corrective jaw surgery is to improve your bite and jaw function, improvements to speech and appearance are also an added benefit of jaw surgery.
If you would like to know whether corrective jaw surgery is right for you, contact our clinic today.
The recovery period needed after jaw surgery may vary from person to person. Most jaw surgeries take quite a bit of time to recover. Depending on the surgery, you may be able to go home the same day or stay up to 2 days at the hospital. Most people can return to work or school 1-3 following surgery.
Complete recovery/healing may take between 9-12 months. Following Argyle Associates’ general post-operation guidelines is one way to ensure the best results during recovery.
If you would like to know more about recovering from jaw surgery, contact our clinic today.