Orthognathic surgery is a single or double jaw surgery offered by Akavan Orthodontics in Tarzana, CA which is performed to realign the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have moderate to severe jaw problems that can’t be resolved with orthodontics alone
Also, did you know that our jaws have a lot to do with the way we look? Facial harmony is achieved as well with orthognathic surgery. When the jaws are moved forward or backwards, up or down, or rotated, the facial soft tissue in the chin, cheeks, lips and tip of the nose move accordingly. Therefore, once the jaws are correctly positioned a harmony between the facial features is acquired which results in a beautiful profile. The end result of orthognathic surgery will have both inner and outer influence for the social status of the patient.
Other benefits of orthognathic surgery include:
Making biting and chewing easier and improve chewing overall
Minimizing excessive wear and breakdown of the teeth over years of use
Correcting underbites, overbites and crossbites
Improving “gummy” smiles, where the lips don’t fully close or pull upward and show large areas of the gums
Improving “toothless” smiles, where the lips cover all the teeth
Reducing the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and other jaw problems
Providing relief for sleep apnea
If you think you may need orthognathic surgery please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Nooshi Akavan at Akavan Orthodontics in Tarzana, CA for an expert second opinion. And as always, we at Akavan Orthodontics are happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental health. Keep on brushing!