Many people who are considering cosmetic surgery have a multitude of questions and don’t know where to begin looking for the answers. If you want to learn more about orthognathic surgery for corrective or cosmetic results, contact the Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles.  We will address your “who, what, where and why” questions about corrective jaw surgery, and leave you more informed about orthognathic procedures in general.

What Is Orthognathic Surgery and What Procedures Should I Consider?

Orthognathic surgery includes a number of procedures performed on the jaw and maxillofacial region to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, facial deformities from injury or birth defect or orthodontic issues that cannot be corrected by braces alone.  Orthognathic surgery can be performed for both medical and cosmetic purposes.

Orthognathic surgery includes jaw surgery, chin surgery and orthodontics. Double jaw surgery is performed when the top and bottom jaws are misaligned.  This procedure is done under general anesthesia and involves the cutting, shaping and alignment of the upper and lower jaws. Genioplasty, on the other hand, is performed to remedy a chin recession, protrusion or misalignment. Orthognathic procedures may utilize orthodontic braces before or after to ensure teeth and jaw alignment.

Who Is a Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic procedures may vary based on a patient’s case requirements and necessities. Surgery can help anyone with a misaligned jaw affecting bite and chew, and can be performed for cosmetic results in those seeking a straighter smile.  If you are someone who is suffering from sleep loss due to sleep apnea, you may also consider consulting an orthognathic surgeon. Arranging to meet with an orthognathic surgeon, who can examine your jaw and provide a professional consultation will help you make the decision if orthognathic surgery can benefit you.

Why Should I Consider Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery will leave you with perfect jaw alignment, improved bite and chewing abilities as well as an aesthetically pleasing exterior. Most procedures require one to three weeks’ recovery time, and many people report being able to return to their work, school and other activities comfortably after this period. This procedure can be done through incisions in the mouth to minimize visible scarring, and leave you satisfied with your cosmetic results. If you have always been concerned with your facial appearance, or have incurred injury disrupting typical jaw function, this surgery could be a strong consideration for your case.  Overall, orthognathic surgery recovery is safe and speedy.

Where Can I Get Orthognathic Surgery?

La Peer’s Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills is a premier provider of orthognathic jaw and chin surgeries and orthodontics. Orthognathic surgeons consider each patient’s unique characteristics and ensure comfort and well being from first meeting through recovery.  The staff at the Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence boasts expertly trained orthognathic, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who consult with orthodontists and cosmetic surgeons to deliver the most comprehensive treatment available.

To ask any further questions you may have regarding orthognathic surgery or the Jaw Surgery Center for Excellence, or to schedule a consultation appointment, call us at (888) 391-3219.

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