Corrective jaw surgery moves your teeth and jaws into a more aesthetically balanced, functional, and healthy position. It can improve your chewing, speaking, and breathing, but most of all, it’s a transformative procedure that can dramatically change your smile, appearance, and entire life for the better.
What Is Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct functional and aesthetic problems of the jaws and teeth. These issues may include misalignments, asymmetrical jaw growth, and other dental irregularities that can’t be fixed with [traditional orthodontics].
Do I Need Corrective Jaw Surgery?
You may benefit from corrective jaw surgery if your dentist has diagnosed you with an improper bite resulting from misaligned jaws. While [orthodontic treatments] can correct most bite problems when only the teeth are misaligned, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to fix profound jaw misalignments.
You may need corrective jaw surgery if you have:
- Difficulty chewing or biting food
- Chronic jaw joint (TMJ) pain or migraine
- Asymmetrical facial appearance
- Facial injury or birth defects
- Protruding jaw
- Receding chin
- Breathing problems when sleeping (sleep apnea, snoring)
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- Open bite
The Corrective Jaw Surgery Journey at Dr. Patty Miami
Your board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Dr. Patty Miami will work with you to determine whether you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery and which type of procedure is most appropriate for you.
Dr. Patty Miami is one of the few practices where a cosmetic dentist, orthodontist, and oral maxillofacial surgeon work together to create a tailor-made treatment plan that delivers both functional and aesthetically pleasing results.
Corrective jaw treatment is a long-term commitment that may take years to complete. Your Dr. Patty Miami oral surgery team will do its best to give you a realistic and honest estimate for the time required for your treatment.
At our clinic, we complete the entire corrective jaw procedure in-house, right here at our upscale dental and medical boutique. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites are fully equipped and accredited for your safety and convenience. That means that our surgical rooms are like a hospital operating room in terms of safety, emergency preparedness, and staff qualifications. But you get to enjoy the privacy and one-on-one attention that only an upscale practice can give you.
We conduct the surgery under general anesthesia, making small incisions in the jawbones and repositioning them into correct alignment. In most cases, these incisions are made inside of the mouth to reduce visible scarring. The jawbones are secured in position with tiny plates, screws, and wires that will become part of the bone over time.
After surgery, your surgeon will provide aftercare instructions, including what to eat and how to care for your wound site.
Corrective jaw surgery is an extensive surgical procedure, so it can take several months until your jaws are completely healed. Most patients return to their activities within 1 to 3 weeks after their operation, but may need to refrain from intense exercise for up to 6 weeks. And some patients may need to wear orthodontics before and/or after their surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Patty?
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Excellent dental care and outstanding customer service are not the only things that set us apart. At Dr. Patty Miami, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond the mark to offer our clients an upscale, anxiety-free experience at every visit.
Discover the exclusive perks offered at Dr. Patty Miami:
Numbness can be limiting, affecting one’s speech, smile, and ability to drink after a visit. Dr. Patty’s reversal process allows clients to leave the dental boutique and carry on with their day as if nothing happened, so you don’t have to worry about canceling your engagements after your procedure.
The professionals at Dr. Patty Miami are committed to your health and wellness. That’s why we use lasers to offer a safe, anxiety-free dental experience without drills and scalpels. This innovative laser technology has several advantages, including minimal intervention and, in most cases, little-to-no anesthesia.
Multiple options for a more comfortable and nerve-free experience.
Personal Concierge Service
We can arrange everything from RedCap or limo transportation to and from your appointment to making nearby lunch or dinner reservations for after your appointment.
Advanced Digital Surround X-Rays
Minimal exposure, more precise, and digitally stored for your convenience.
State-of-the-art technologies and facilities
Complimentary wine & Nespresso coffee bar, hot towel service, temple massage therapy, paraffin treatments, music & movie selections are just a few of the amenities you’ll find at our ultra-chic, upscale facilities.
Corrective Jaw Surgery FAQs
Who performs jaw surgery?
Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. At Dr. Patty Miami, the multidisciplinary team that will be involved in your jaw surgery includes a maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, cosmetic dentist, and dental assistants.
How much is corrective jaw surgery in Miami?
The costs of jaw surgery in Miami can run from $20,000 to $50,000 without insurance.
Is corrective jaw surgery covered by insurance?
Many health insurance plans cover jaw surgery when considered a medical issue. The cost of jaw surgery with medical insurance will depend on the specific features of your plan. At Dr. Patty Miami we can perform a complimentary benefits check during your initial consultation. Call to inquire about our financing options.
Is jaw surgery safe?
Corrective jaw surgery is usually a safe surgery when done by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Like all surgical procedures, oral surgery has potential risks, including bleeding, infection, and jaw relapse.
How long does jaw surgery take?
The length of corrective jaw surgery depends upon which jaw procedure is being performed. Surgery on one jaw only, for example, typically takes one to two hours.
Can corrective jaw surgery help with TMJ?
Yes. If a jaw defect is causing your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, corrective jaw surgery may significantly alleviate your symptoms by properly repositioning your jawbones and aligning your bite.
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