Functional problems and misalignment issues related to the upper jaws can lead to numerous problems, such as malocclusion, protruding teeth, difficulty chewing or speaking, sleep apnea, and more. Dr. Fathimani offers corrective jaw surgery in Denver to correct functional jaw-related problems.
Correcting Upper Jaw Problems
The upper jaw sits below the eye sockets and includes the upper teeth. The lower jaw includes the lower teeth and chin. Together, the two jaws form the shape of your face. If your upper and lower jaws don’t meet correctly, it can cause problems with chewing and speaking and affect your face’s appearance. Upper jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, can correct misalignment problems arising from the upper jaw.
What is Upper Jaw Surgery?
Upper jaw surgery, also called orthognathic surgery, is a type of corrective jaw surgery used to realign the upper jaw with the lower jaw. The procedure involves repositioning the upper jaw in relation to the lower jaw and face using strategic incisions, cuts, screws, and plates. Surgery on the upper jaw is usually performed to improve the function of the teeth and jaws and the overall appearance of the face.
UPPER JAW SURGERY CAN HELP WITH:
- Congenital problems related to the jaws
- Chronic jaw joint pain (TMJ)
- Involuntary mouth breathing
- Inability to bring the lips together
- Misalignment of the upper and lower jaws
- Malocclusion because of upper jaw misalignment
- Trauma or injury to the jaws
- Excessively gummy smile
- Protruding upper jaw
- Receding lower jaw
- Pathology affecting the upper jaw
- Sleep apnea
To learn more about corrective jaw surgery in Denver, contact our office to schedule an appointment today.
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques to address your specific concerns and goals. He takes the time to understand your goals, reviews your medical history, and curates personalized surgical plans that facilitate optimal jaw positioning to offer functional and cosmetic benefits. Please schedule a consultation to explore your orthognathic surgery options in Denver, Colorado.