Corrective Jaw Surgery

When patients have a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatment can be used to correct the problem. However, for some patients, orthodontic treatment such as braces is only one step in the treatment process. If alignment problems extend beyond the teeth, to the jaw bone, surgery may be required to get your jaw properly aligned. Scottsdale oral surgeon Robert F. Guyette performs orthognathic surgery to align the jaw and give patients improved function as well as an improved appearance. Candidates How will you know if you need orthognathic surgery? There are some signs to look for that may indicate that your jaw bone is misaligned. Some common symptoms that are experienced by patients with a misaligned jaw include: Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking Pain or tightness in the jaw (such as those...