Resolving Problems with Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed when the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly and the teeth do not fit the jaws correctly. If the jaws have skeletal deficiencies or irregularities, including misalignment or dislocation, it can affect everything from the position of the teeth to how well a patient can breathe. In addition, the appearance of the face can be affected (as with an open bite), causing aesthetic issues as well as functional. Corrective jaw surgery can resolve problems with the upper and lower jaw that cause pain and TMJ issues, as well as improve facial aesthetics. Jaw surgery can be a complex process, but our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Reza Bolourian, is well trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions with the jaw. Having completed a 7-year surgical residency, he holds both a D.D.S. and M.D. degrees, in addition to years of clinical experience that equips him to provide advanced surgical care with the utmost in precision and detail. This ensures treatment outcomes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but functional for the long-term.
Improving Facial Structure and Harmony
Whether problems with the jaw are acquired at birth, cannot be fixed with orthodontics, or a result of facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery is geared toward restoring balance, structure, and harmony to the face by realigning the jaw so it functions correctly. During surgery, the jaw bone is altered or repositioned and secured in place by small pins, which fuse to the bone over time. Once jaw surgery is complete, facial appearance is balanced, teeth function correctly, and breathing, sleeping, and eating are improved. Many times, corrective jaw surgery is performed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, and we will collaborate with your orthodontist and dentist to help ensure the best outcomes for you.
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Jaw surgery can improve:
• Difficulty biting, chewing, or swallowing
• Open bite, underbite, or overbite
• Chronic TMJ pain
• Unbalanced facial appearances
• Facial trauma
• Obstructive sleep apnea
Treatment from a Uniquely Qualified Oral Surgeon
Jaw surgery is one of the main surgeries performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, whose many years of education and advanced training make them uniquely qualified to reconstruct traumatized or malformed facial structures. Dr. Reza Bolourian is a board-certified oral surgeon, meaning he has met and exceeded all requirements necessary for his profession, in addition to spending 7 years training in general and maxillofacial surgery, which he completed at the prestigious State University of New York Health Science Center. A leader in his field, Dr. Bolourian is specialized in modern reconstructive and corrective jaw surgery techniques that are aimed at restoring complete function and aesthetic balance back to your face.