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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 Injuries

Traumatic injuries to the face, head, and mouth can result in serious changes to the appearance and function of the upper or lower jaw.

Birth Defects

Congenital problems can have a serious impact on oral health. Surgical treatment may be the most suitable option for correction.

Issues with Tooth Alignment

Tooth alignment may be adversely affected by poor jaw alignment or function as much as malocclusion and wisdom teeth impaction.

Difficulty Biting, Chewing, and Swallowing

A 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 Appearance

Abnormalities or deformities of the upper or lower jaw can affect the proportions and symmetry of a person's face.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The 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.

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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.

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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.

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Chin Surgery

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

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Brittany Erwin

November 2, 2019

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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!

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Jared Miller

January 25, 2019

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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.

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Utah Oral Surgeons

Gary L. Crawford and William L. McBee are board-certified oral surgeons specializing in wisdom tooth extraction and dental implants. Our surgeons are affiliated with a number of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Dentists
  • Utah Dental Association

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 801-375-4707 today.

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Provo Office

777 N 500 W
Ste 102
Provo, UT 84601

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American Fork Office

1022 E 220 S
American Fork, UT 84003

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391 N 400 E
Price, UT 84501

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