Orthognathic Surgery

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Comprehensive Orthodontic Care in Calgary

At Surrideo Orthodontics, Dr. Cohen and his team offer comprehensive orthodontic care, giving patients treatment options to fit their lifestyle and smile. We focus on our patients’ complete dental and orthodontic health, so in addition to our traditional treatment options, we also offer treatments that are designed to correct jaw abnormalities and improve facial symmetry while acting in conjunction with orthognathic surgery.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, treats a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities such as misalignment of the jaws and teeth. These abnormalities can often cause pain and difficulty associated with everyday movements of the jaw and face like talking and chewing. Jaw surgery can correct these problems, and when combined with the right orthodontic treatment, it can improve the overall appearance of the facial profile and functionality of the jaw.

Are you a candidate for jaw surgery?

Some conditions that might indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery include:

  • Difficult chewing or biting food
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance from the front, or side
  • Facial injury or birth defects
  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
  • Sleep apnea

Dr. Cohen and his team use digital imaging technology to demonstrate to you the aesthetic and functional benefits of jaw surgery. If are experiencing any of the symptoms above or believe you are a candidate for jaw surgery, an examination at our office will give you the answers you are looking for and recommendations for your treatment options. In many cases, jaw surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic care such as braces, Invisalign or certain appliances can correct the problem.

Contact Our Calgary Orthodontic Office

At Surrideo Orthodontics lifelong dental health is the goal for all of our patients, so if you believe you could benefit from orthognathic surgery or have any further questions, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen. We look forward to meeting you!