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More about Jaw Surgery

jaw surgery

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct a wide range of skeletal and dental irregularities, things like jaw and teeth misalignment. 

Orthognathic surgery treats jaw discrepancies to improve the patient’s ability to bite, talk, breathe and speak. This surgery can also improve facial appearances and correct deformities by properly aligning the facial bones. Braces are often in conjunction with jaw surgery to ensure the teeth and jaw bones are properly aligned after surgery.

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Overjet vs Overbite: Treatments for both

Overjet vs Overbite

Overjet vs Overbite

Overbite and overjet are two types of malocclusion (aka crooked teeth or a "poor bite”). People often confuse them to be the same, but they are uniquely different.

The main difference between overjet teeth and overbite teeth is the angle of the upper teeth and jaw.

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When is Jaw Surgery Required?

When Is Orthognathic Surgery Required? | Oldham Orthodontics

Some people consider jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, to improve their jawline or facial symmetry. For other people, jaw surgery is medically necessary. In short, if you have a condition that severely impedes the function of your jaw, you may need to have surgery.

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