Corrective Jaw Surgery
Problems with jaw alignment or function can make it difficult to bite, chew, speak, and simply enjoy life.
The team at Utah Oral Surgeons can perform corrective surgery on the upper and lower jaw to restore your health and appearance.
Drs. Gary L. Crawford and William L. McBee help the people of Provo, American Fork, and Price, UT, experience a healthier future.
Reasons for Orthognathic Surgery Why You May Need Help
Patients may require corrective jaw surgery for numerous reasons. Some of the most common include:
Facial Trauma and InjuriesTraumatic injuries to the face, head, and mouth can result in serious changes to the appearance and function of the upper or lower jaw.
Birth DefectsCongenital problems can have a serious impact on oral health. Surgical treatment may be the most suitable option for correction.
Issues with Tooth AlignmentTooth alignment may be adversely affected by poor jaw alignment or function as much as malocclusion and wisdom teeth impaction.
Difficulty Biting, Chewing, and SwallowingA jaw that's poorly aligned can result in struggles to speak and eat. Dental implants aren't the only solution for these sorts of issues.
Facial AppearanceAbnormalities or deformities of the upper or lower jaw can affect the proportions and symmetry of a person's face.
Obstructive Sleep ApneaThe jaw's at-rest position can negatively affect breathing while you sleep. This is a contributing factor to some cases of sleep apnea.
Types of Procedures How an Orthognathic Surgeon Can Help
Different parts of the upper and lower jaw can be can be addressed. During your consultation, we can go into further detail about your procedure and what to expect.
Upper Jaw Surgery
Also known as maxillary osteotomy, this procedure corrects problems affecting the upper dental arch, the hard palate, and parts of the sinuses. It's ideal for treating crossbites, open bites, and more advanced problems.
Lower Jaw Surgery
Also known as mandibular osteotomy, this procedure improves the position of the lower jaw. Adjusting the mandible is ideal for treating issues with jaw movement and function, enhancing oral health and facial appearance.
Also known as genioplasty, this surgical procedure focuses on the structure of the chin, which may be affected by a patient's genetics or an injury. Chin surgery may be combined with surgery of the lower jaw if needed.
In planning for surgery, we use CT computer software that accurately demonstrates surgical movement of the jaws. This computer plan then allows for 3-D printing of guides and splints that are used during surgery to accurately reproduce planned surgical movements. This allows us to provide more accurate results.
Putting Patients First Attentive Orthognathic Surgery
Nearly my whole family has been seen by Dr. McBee at some point for various procedures. He explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and he answered many of my questions and concerns about surgery when I came in for my consult. Another time my Mom's tooth was causing her a great deal of pain and he graciously got her in as soon as possible to be seen. Overall he has taken very good care of my family. Highly recommend!View On Google
Dr. Mcbee did a fantastic job. I can't recommend him enough. Office and staff were great. If your looking for a experienced surgeon that does a great job look no further.View On Google