Jaw Surgery Treatment
Do I need jaw surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is the correction of a skeletal jaw discrepancy between the maxilla (upper jaw) and the mandible (lower jaw). An Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon performs the actual surgery, but the orthodontist is responsible for placing the teeth in the correct position in each jaw bone. Dr. Patiño can diagnose the need for orthognathic surgery and also simulate your facial change utilizing 3D technology. You may be an orthognathic surgery patient if you suffer from any of the following: trouble chewing or biting food, TMJ pain or headaches, open bite (your front teeth do not overlap when your back teeth are touching), Chin deviation to one side of your face, a retrusive chin, prominent upper teeth and trouble closing your lips together, and chin strain on closing.