Corrective Jaw Surgery in Joliet IL
Some patients suffer from improper bite caused by misaligned teeth and jaw. At our office, corrective jaw surgery can provide relief for patients who experience difficulty chewing, swallowing and have chronic jaw or joint pain due to this misalignment. Corrective jaw surgery can also improve problems with breathing and snoring related to sleep apnea.
Before corrective jaw surgery, orthodontic braces are used to move the teeth into a new position. The oral surgeon then repositions the patient's jaw during surgery while the patient is under general anesthesia. Surgery may take from one to several hours depending on the patient's needs. In some cases patients may experience an enhanced physical appearance after surgery due to the correction of a receding chin or protruding jaw.