Let Us Repair Your Smile with Corrective Jaw Surgery
Your jaw is an essential part of the body, and accidents, injuries, and congenital problems that negatively affect it can lead to a lessened overall quality of life as well. Thankfully, corrective jaw surgery can provide the long-lasting relief patients have been looking for. This complex procedure is best performed by an extensively trained and educated oral surgeon like Dr. Brian Fangman and his team, and we look forward to providing you with the predictable, successful results you deserve. Contact Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center today – we have several convenient locations here in Denver, CO to choose from!
How Do I Know if I Need Jaw Surgery?
Here are some of the symptoms that can be caused by a damaged or misaligned jaw. If you experience any of these conditions on a chronic basis, further diagnostic help can go a long way.
- If you find it excessively difficult to speak clearly
- If you have a chronically open bite
- If your jaw projects a fair amount
- If you struggle to chew without difficulty
- If you find it difficult to breathe
- If you experience constant soreness around the jaw
Additionally, corrective jaw surgery can often benefit patients who suffer from TMJ disorder or sleep apnea disorder and have used non-invasive treatment options (like oral splints) without success.
What Will Happen During My Jaw Surgery?
Once you’ve been thoroughly evaluated and cleared for surgery, one of our specialists will complete your care in either a hospital or an outpatient center. While the particulars of the corrective surgery will differ from patient to patient, an incision will always be made on the inside of the mouth to access, remove, and/or reshape the jawbones as needed. Once these incisions are closed with sutures, the patient will need plenty of time to recover, and we may recommend an overnight stay to be safe.
Our team will also collaborate with orthodontists, speech therapists, and other specialists so that your rehabilitation process is as smooth and successful as possible. Before you know it, you’ll be chewing, biting, and speaking better than ever!