Orthognathic Surgery

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, corrects a wide range of major and minor dental and skeletal irregularities. One of the specific irregularities that can be fixed by our oral and maxillofacial surgeons with orthognathic surgery is the misalignment of your jaw and teeth, which will improve your ability to chew, speak, and breathe. While orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems, it can dramatically enhance your appearance as well.

Signs You Need Orthognathic Surgery

  • Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing food
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint pain and headaches
  • Excessive wear of your teeth
  • Space between your upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed (open bite)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Facial injuries
  • Birth defects
  • Receding chin and lower jaw
  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to close your lips without staining
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Breathing problems when sleeping, such as snoring
  • Inability to close your lips without straining

Contact our experienced surgeons if you experience any of the above symptoms today!

What is Craniofacial Surgery?

If you have injuries or deformities of the face and head, craniofacial surgery can help improve their look and function. Our talented team of surgeons at Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center can help you with craniofacial deformities by using years of experience and the latest technology available.

Reconstructive Surgery

If you experience inadequate bone structure in the upper and/or lower jaws from injury, trauma, tumor surgery, or long-term denture wear, our oral reconstructive surgery can help.

Congenital Reconstruction

If you have congenital deformities, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help restore your jaw and facial structures so that you can achieve normal function and appearance.

Cleft Lip (Cheiloschisis) and Cleft Palate (Palatoschisis)

If you have a cleft lip or cleft palate, we can help repair them through specialized plastic surgery techniques, improving your ability to eat, speak, hear, and breathe while also granting you’re a more normal appearance and function.

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Treatment Stages and Time Frames

Your treatment plan will be defined after a discussion by all the members of your treatment team. Your treatment team could include your orthodontist, your periodontist, your general dentist, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon and any other professional needed for your specific case.

Treatment Stages and Time Frames

Just to give you an idea of time frames, typical stages and time frames are shown here. It can be hard to predict exact time for each stage. So be prepared to be flexible.

Contact Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center to schedule your first appointment with us today!

StageDurationDescription
Diagnosis and Treatment Plan1-4 weeksInitial Consultation
Initial orthognathic work-up.
Surgeon and orthodontist consult together
Meet with team members as needed to discuss overall plan
Preparation for Surgery12 - 18 monthsDental work
Orthodontic work (Presurgical orthodontics)
Extraction of wisdom teeth if necessary
Regular check-ups to assess progress
Surgery and Hospital Recovery1 - 3 daysMeet with surgeon to prepare for surgery and recovery
Quit smoking (if you smoke)
Blood Donation one or two units
Presurgical physical exam and blood work
Surgery
Hospital stay from one to three days
Recovery at Home2 - 8 weeksRest at home; on a soft diet for 2 or more weeks
Weekly Postoperative exam by surgeon
Gradual return to normal eating and normal oral hygiene
Start post surgical orthodontic treatment as soon as two weeks after surgery
Postsurgical Treatment6-12 monthsComplete orthodontic treatment (Postsurgical orthodontics)
Follow-up with surgeon as needed
Routine dental care
Other dental care, if needed

Hospitals

As one of the premiere oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in South Florida, we are proud to be affiliated with numerous reputable hospitals.

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Insurances Accepted

Here at Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we make every effort to provide you with both the finest care and convenient financial options.

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Our Locations

We are located close to local hospitals to grant you further peace of mind.