If you have been diagnosed with a malocclusion well into adulthood, receiving proper treatment for your bite problem can be a daunting problem. Traditional braces are often uncomfortable, and can present a problem for those whose places of work demand a certain standard of appearance to do their jobs at their utmost best. In other cases, adult onset malocclusions can often be so severe that normal orthodontic treatment through the uses of traditional braces is not always a guarantee of a cure. If you are concerned about the look or effectiveness of traditional orthodontics, ask your Woodside Queens orthodontist at the offices of Rekha Gehani, DDS if orthognathic surgery is right for you.
The choice to undergo orthognathic surgery or jaw surgery is a matter that requires a great deal of factors to consider. If you have a severe bite problem that is making it difficult to impossible for you to chew properly, jaw surgery may be necessary to properly set the bones of your jaw structure in order for them to function properly. When the upper jaw bone does not properly match or line up with the lower jaw bone properly, this can make both healthy chewing and proper speech difficult. Bite problems of every level can cause uneven wear of the teeth, and the more severe the bite problem, the more worse this symptom becomes. For this reason, you should never hesitate to contact your Woodside Queens orthodontist to discuss the symptoms of your malocclusion and find the treatment you need for a healthy smile.
While orthognathic surgery does have many benefits over traditional treatment, such as improved treatment possibilities and decreased or no time at all in metal braces, there are many side effects and risks to consider as well. The recovery period after jaw surgery from professional Woodside Queens orthodontist can often take up to several weeks, and requires your jaw bones to be heal in place with a system of wire, plates, and sometimes screws depending on the patients individual treatment needs. Swelling and muscles spasms can sometimes occur as well. Like every type of surgery, post-op infection is always a concern, especially considering the number of germs that find their way into our mouths on a regular basis, in addition to the natural bacteria which are already present.
For those reasons, as well as those surrounding your own personal needs and concerns, you should always consult your local Woodside Queens orthodontist when considering yourself for elective orthognathic surgery. At the offices of Rekha Gehani, DDS our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always there to welcome you with a smile, and answer all of your questions about jaw surgery to be certain that this procedure is the right choice for you and your smile.