Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is recommended for adult patients and some teenagers with severe skeletal deformities. Jaw surgery treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, especially the jaws and the teeth. These abnormalities cause difficulty chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Jaw surgery is done in conjunction with full, comprehensive orthodontic treatment to improve the overall appearance of the facial profile and occlusion.
Using the latest in digital imaging, Dr. Mibab will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, treatment planning and procedures reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.
Dr. Mibab will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you and refer you to an oral/maxillofacial surgeon. Braces are usually on the teeth one year prior to the actual surgery and remain in place approximately six to nine months after the surgery.