Consider Jaw Surgery in Staten Island to correct dental imbalance. Orthognathic Surgeons in New York treat Jaw Pain & Misaligned Teeth.

David C. Hoffman, D.D.S. - Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. - Staten Island - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
 

256-C Mason Ave, 3rd Floor Staten Island, New York 10305

Telephone: 718.226.1251

Facsimile 718.226.1252

 

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Staten Island Orthognathic Jaw Surgery in NY for Misaligned Teeth & Jaw

ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY

Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers the most advanced treatment options to correct major and minor skeletal and dental deformities in the jaw. Jaws that are imbalanced or in the wrong position can lead to a number of problems that can affect chewing, swallowing, breathing, and overall facial appearance. Problems with jaw alignment can be caused by injury, birth defect, or different growth rates between the upper and lower jaws. Proper detection and treatment of jaw deformities can help manage chronic jaw pain, biting and chewing difficulties, or any other jaw related problems. Ultimately, bringing the jaw and teeth into better balance can improve the functionality and health of your jaw.

What is orthognathic sugery?

While braces are often used to correct misaligned teeth, traditional orthodontic procedures are only effective when the problem involves the teeth alone. For some patients, tooth misalignment is caused by poor positioning of the jaw itself. In these cases, orthognathic surgery is often necessary. The purpose of orthognathic surgery is to reposition a misaligned jaw to ensure that teeth meet properly and the jaw functions effectively. In addition to its functional purposes, orthognathic surgery can also help improve a patient's appearance by correcting facial imbalances like a receding chin or protruding jaw.

What are the symptoms of misaligned jaws?

There are several symptoms that indicate you may have misaligned jaws. Possible symptoms include:

  • Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw pain (TMJ pain)
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Open space in bite
  • Inability to fully close mouth
  • Facial imbalance (protruding jaw, receding chin)
  • Sleep apnea

How is orthognathic surgery performed?

The correction of jaw deformities often requires a united effort between an oral surgeon and an orthodontist. When you visit Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our oral surgeons will evaluate your condition to determine the right treatment option for your case. As with any condition, the exact treatment plan will depend on your specific condition. Typically, corrective jaw surgery includes the repositioning of all or part of your upper jaw, lower jaw, or chin. In addition to this procedure, an orthodontist may place braces on your teeth to move them into a better position. This may be done before or after your surgery.

Can I see what my jaw will look like before I have my surgery?

Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery uses a sophisticated 3-D computer modeling system to show you how your corrective jaw surgery will proceed and what you can expect your face to look like once your surgery is completed. Our office provides patients with the latest imaging systems and computers to simulate orthognathic surgery. Utilizing CAT scans and patient photos as well as medical models, we can both diagnose and plan a patient's individual surgery. By performing virtual surgery on computers, we can predict and simulate a patient's surgery and obtain a general prediction of the surgical outcome. Both Dolphin and Quick Ceph imaging is available at our office. Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Stein will outline the details of the procedure and expected results using this imaging technology with you during your initial consultation.

How do I get started with orthognathic surgery?

David Hoffman, D.D.S. or Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. would be happy to discuss orthognathic surgery with you. Please call 718.226.1251 to schedule an appointment for a private consultation at Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

256-C Mason Ave, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305