If your jaws are not aligned as they should be, there are probable complications that can lead to discomfort and other symptoms that are unpleasant. Turn to us at Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center for corrective jaw surgery. You’ll have properly positioned jaws that function normally as a result.
How do you know that you might be a good candidate for our Akron jaw surgery? Among the indications are having an open bite, protruding jaw, problems breathing, speech difficulties, or any issue that is related to biting, chewing, or swallowing. TMJ disorder is also a risk factor. Is corrective jaw surgery always the best solution? Not necessarily, but you should definitely be examined by our oral surgeon so that an evaluation can be made. This includes a thorough checkup of your jaws and face, x-rays, taking a medical history, and determining if any injuries or environmental factors have contributed to your jaw concerns. If our Akron jaw surgery is the best option for you, a full slate of x-rays and 3-D imaging of your jaws and face will be taken. You’ll even be able to get a sneak peak at what you will look like when the surgery has been completed. The way that corrective jaw surgery proceeds from there is more based on your individual needs. For some, the upper jaw may be the problem area, but it can also be the lower jaw, or the chin. It may be done on an outpatient basis, but in some instances, there will be a hospital stay required (typically one or two days). You should expect recovery to take about 3 to 6 weeks. But being free of pain, clenching, and clicking makes it a worthwhile venture.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to eat, speak, and breathe with comfort and free of worry? Of course. So please call our office and let us schedule you for a consultation and exam to find out if corrective jaw surgery is right for you.