When your jaw fails to align properly, orthognathic surgery with Dr. Rekha Gehani, your Jackson Heights orthodontist is required. This procedure is often done in conjunction with orthodontics. After braces have straightened the teeth, jaw surgery with Dr. Gehani then corrects the misaligned jaw. The end result will include an enhanced facial appearance and a guided, functional bite.
Before oral surgery options are considered, a comprehensive dental examination, including x-rays is necessary. With this information, Dr. Gehani can then formulate a personal treatment plan for you, and can show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. We can illustrate how your bite and overall appearance will be improved. Our goal is to help you understand the surgical process and the benefits of orthognathic surgery. With Dr. Gehani you’ll have the added benefit of having an experienced orthodontist and jaw surgeon providing you with the best possible surgical experience and an excellent result for you.
Jaw growth occurs gradually and in some cases, the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, which can result in a variety of problems that may affect chewing, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance. You may want to schedule a consultation with your Jackson Heights orthodontist, Dr. Gehani and be evaluated for orthognathic surgery if you’re experiencing any of the following issues: Difficulty chewing, biting or swallowing, speech problems, breathing problems, protruding jaw, or chronic jaw pain.