Orthognathic Surgery

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Orthognathic Surgery From Your Calgary Orthodontist

When braces and Invisalign are not enough to correct your orthodontic conditions, you can count on your Calgary orthodontist to provide safe, effective orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Jaw surgery can correct many of the most serious jaw abnormalities and improve facial symmetry. At Surrideo Orthodontics, Dr. Warren J. Cohen provides only the best orthodontic treatments using the latest technologies available. He and his team will provide you with a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs.

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What Is Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, also called jaw surgery, is performed by a surgeon to correct jaw abnormalities that can often cause pain and difficulty associated with everyday movements of the jaw such as talking, biting and chewing. It is sometimes necessary when your upper and lower jaws don’t meet correctly or your teeth don’t fit within your jaw. Oftentimes, Dr. Cohen will recommend orthodontic treatment such as clear or metal braces at the same time as jaw surgery. When combined with the right teeth-straightening treatment, jaw surgery can improve the overall appearance of your facial profile and the functionality of your jaw.

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When Orthognathic Surgery Is the Best Option

Dr. Cohen and his team utilize the latest digital imaging technology to determine how corrective jaw surgery might improve jaw function. By planning computerized treatments, your treatment time and recovery is minimized while the overall effectiveness of the surgery is maximized. We use the latest available materials such as titanium plates and tiny screws to provide stability and strength. These state-of-the-art technologies and procedures help patients recover quickly so they do not experience any major disruptions to their daily routines.

Make an appointment with Surrideo Orthodontics if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below or if you think you could benefit from corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Cohen can perform a thorough examination to let you know if you are a good candidate for orthognathic surgery. Some of our Calgary area patients who have benefitted from corrective jaw surgery in the past have exhibited the following conditions and/or symptoms:

  • Problems with biting, chewing and speaking
  • Pain in the jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Persistent headaches
  • Teeth which are excessively worn down
  • Open bite
  • Unbalanced facial profile
  • Facial injury
  • Birth defects
  • A chin which recedes
  • Protruding jaw
  • Lips which do not meet
  • Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
  • Sleep apnea
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Contact Your Calgary Orthodontist Today!

At Surrideo Orthodontics, lifelong dental health is the goal we set for all of our patients. If you would like to find out if corrective jaw surgery is right for you or have any questions about braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic services, please contact us at (403) 282-7878 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen in our Calgary office. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy, and lifelong smile through orthodontic treatment.