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Health Issues Which May Result in Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, may be used in conjunction with traditional orthodontic treatments to help fix corrective issues that cannot be mended with appliances alone. If jaw surgery is required, it will usually be done once growth has finished.

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Health Issues Which May Result in Jaw Surgery

  1. 1. HEALTH ISSUES Which May Result in Jaw Surgery Jonathan Alexander Abt
  2. 2. Health Issues Which May Result in Jaw Surgery Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, may be used in conjunction with traditional orthodon- tic treatments to help fix corrective issues that cannot be mended with appliances alone. If jaw surgery is required, it will usually be done once growth has finished. 2 Jonathan Alexander Abt
  3. 3. 3 Jonathan Alexander Abt CORRECTING THE BITE Jaw surgery can be used to help correct bite fit and make biting and chewing easier. It can also help prevent the teeth from be- coming excessively damaged or worn and fix jaw closure issues. CORRECTING IMBAL- ANCES AND DEFECTS Asymmetry such as overbites, underbites, cross bites and small chins can be corrected using jaw surgery. It can also help ensure the lips can close properly. Orthognathic surgery can also help some patients with birth defects or be used to repair a facial injury. SPEECH AND SLEEP APNOEA In some cases, jaw surgery may- be recommended as part of the treatment for sleep apnoea or to correct issues with speech or swallowing. PAIN RELIEF Patients experiencing pain from jaw problems such as temporo- mandibular joint disorder may be recommended for jaw surgery. Patients experiencing pain from jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorder may be recommended for jaw surgery.
  4. 4. JONATHAN ALEXANDER ABT You can learn about jaw surgery aftercare by visiting the blog of Jonathan Alexander-Abt.

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Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, may be used in conjunction with traditional orthodontic treatments to help fix corrective issues that cannot be mended with appliances alone. If jaw surgery is required, it will usually be done once growth has finished.

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