Orthognathic Surgery

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Orthognathic Surgery in Chicago, IL

Routine tasks like speaking, eating, breathing, and sleeping become challenging when your jaw is misaligned. When your jaw misalignment is mild, it can often be corrected with straightforward treatments like orthodontics. However, more severe cases require the expertise of a trained oral surgeon. 

Orthognathic (corrective) jaw surgery allows our Millennium Park Oral Surgery team to reposition your jaw into the proper alignment. This surgical procedure will help you regain the ability to complete simple tasks and enjoy eating again. 

What is Corrective Jaw Surgery?  

Orthognathic (or-thog-NATH-uk) surgery, sometimes called jaw surgery, straightens up misaligned jaws and teeth to enhance functionality and improve facial appearance. Patients typically wear braces before surgery and throughout recovery until total healing and alignment are completed. Millennium Park Oral Surgeons will collaborate with your orthodontist to develop the ideal treatment strategy. 

Why is Corrective Jaw Surgery Needed? 

Corrective jaw surgery may be required for several reasons. They can include: 

  • To enhance chewing in general and ease biting and chewing;
  • To address concerns with speaking or swallowing;
  • To lessen excessive tooth wear and decay;
  • Correct abnormalities with the bite or jaw closure, such as an open bite, which occurs when the back teeth come into contact but the front teeth don’t
  • Repairing an injury or congenital condition involving the face, such as a cleft palate
  • Correcting underbites, overbites, crossbites, and tiny chins
  • Enhancing the lips’ ability to shut all the way comfortably
  • Reducing discomfort brought on by TMJ dysfunction and other jaw issues
  • Treating congenital abnormalities or facial injuries
  • Ease symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea 

Your dentist can assess your jaw health to determine the most appropriate treatment plan to maximize outcomes and jaw health.

Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery

Your oral surgeon will always discuss the pros and cons of any surgical procedure. Jaw surgery at Millennium Park Oral Surgery is no different. This surgical procedure can enhance your life by freeing you from discomfort. 

Other benefits of corrective jaw surgery include the following: 

  • Better chewing, speaking, and breathing 
  • Improved jaw function
  • Reduces orthodontic treatment time 
  • Improved airway resulting in better sleep 
  • Creates a balanced and natural-looking facial profile 

Every part of your body is connected to your mouth, so improving your eating ability will improve your overall health. 

Risks of Corrective Jaw Surgery 

At Millennium Park Oral Surgery, jaw surgeries are performed by a team of skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons. We frequently work in conjunction with an orthodontist to make the jaw surgery typically as safe as possible. However, all surgical procedures carry risks. 

Risks of jaw surgery include: 

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Post-operative infection
  • Nerve injuries causing numbness of cheeks or lips
  • Jaw or teeth fracture
  • Bite-fit issues and jaw joint discomfort
  • Failure of bone to heal popular 

Sometimes, the bones and teeth may return to their original position. 

Begin Your Journey Toward Better Health 

Corrective jaw surgery is a small step in improving your oral health. If you want to learn more about orthognathic jaw surgery, contact Millennium Park Oral Surgery. Call us today to schedule your consultation. 


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Chicago, IL 60602

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