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The Benefits of Jaw Surgery

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dr. Michael Allard
3D illustration of mandible Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a transformative procedure that offers numerous benefits beyond mere aesthetic enhancement. From improving facial symmetry to alleviating functional issues, the advantages of jaw surgery are manifold and can significantly enhance your quality of life.

Improved Bite Function

Misaligned jaws can lead to difficulties in chewing. Orthognathic surgery corrects these issues by repositioning the jaws, allowing for proper teeth alignment. This can make chewing more accessible, allowing you to enjoy foods that were previously difficult to eat and improve digestion. Also, properly aligned teeth experience improved wear and tear as the bite pressure is evenly distributed across the jaw. This can also have a positive effect on speech.

Alleviation of TMJ Disorders

Orthognathic surgery can also provide relief for individuals suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These disorders can cause pain, discomfort, and limited jaw movement. By realigning the jaws and improving the alignment of the jaw joints, jaw surgery can alleviate TMJ symptoms and restore normal jaw function.

Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, can be effectively treated with jaw surgery. By repositioning the jaws to open the airway, orthognathic surgery can reduce or eliminate sleep apnea symptoms, leading to improved sleep quality and overall health.

Correction of Speech Impediments

Misaligned jaws can also impact speech production, leading to speech impediments. Jaw surgery can correct these issues by realigning the jaws and improving the positioning of the tongue and other oral structures. This can result in clearer speech.

Boost in Confidence and Self-Esteem

Beyond the physical benefits, jaw surgery can also have a profound impact on your confidence. By correcting facial asymmetry and improving facial aesthetics, orthognathic surgery can help individuals feel more confident in their appearance.

The benefits of jaw surgery are far-reaching and can positively impact your life. If you are considering jaw surgery, consult with our qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to explore your options.
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