Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
One or both jaws may grow too little or too much. This resulting abnormality may result in difficulties with speech, chewing or the ways your teeth align. The lips and tongue may be forced too much in unnatural ways. This will have long term oral health effects and affect your jaw joint (TMJ). When this problem exists, you may need Corrective Jaw Surgery. Dr. Monasebian’s surgery is usually done in conjunction with an Orthodontist who will use braces. The surgery involves moving one or both jaws into a more harmonious and balanced relationship. The effects of this surgery not only improve oral health but also improve and balance facial aesthetics as well. Ancillary procedures of the cheeks, nose, chin and neck may also be done at the same time.