Some patients suffer from a misalignment between their upper and lower jaws, which creates a misaligned bite and smile. In such cases, surgical orthodontics can be used to correct this issue. We offer surgical orthodontic consultations at two convenient locations: in Newport News and Gloucester, VA.
Beyond the cosmetic improvements of surgically correcting jaw misalignment with orthognathic surgery, the procedure also typically improves the patient’s comfort with breathing, chewing, and speaking.
Orthognathic surgery may be recommended to remedy conditions such as:
- Problems chewing or biting while eating
- Undue wear and tear on teeth impacted by a misaligned jaw
- Receded lower jaw/chin
- Jaw protrusion
- Open bite (i.e., space between the upper and lower teeth that doesn’t close during biting)
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic mouth breathing
Orthognathic surgery is used in tandem with traditional orthodontics pre and post surgery. Dr. Swihart will outline a treatment plan to help you envision the scope of recommended treatment to get your physical comfort, oral functionality, and cosmetic appearance where you want it to be.
The idea of surgery often feels a little scary, but the team of experts at Swihart Orthodontics will walk you through each step of the process to maximize your comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
HOrthodontic treatment can have a huge impact on your life, and we’re here to help. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.