POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 AT 3:57 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Issues relating to a misaligned jaw can cause difficulty chewing, biting and swallowing food. You may experience excessive jaw pain, tooth wear, and even sleep apnea. Sometimes, the jawbone can be so askew, it causes your chin to recede and your jaw to protrude, altering your facial appearance. Whether your misaligned jaw often is related to a birth defect or facial injury, New York City oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, offers orthognathic surgery to correct debilitating jaw disorders. So you can experience relief from these symptoms and get your life back on track.
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is a procedure to reposition your jaw and may require adding, removing or reshaping jawbone. Usually, your jaw surgeon and an orthodontist will work together to help realign your jaw. Braces can be used to reposition your jaw before surgery, and orthodontic treatment to correctly align your teeth will be utilized after surgery. Speak to Dr. Stein to discuss how he can work together with your orthodontist to achieve the best results from your individual jaw disorder.
Jaw surgery leaves little to no scarring, as most incisions are completely on the inside of the mouth, though occasionally an incision on the outside of the mouth may be required. You will begin to see results from jaw surgery in NY not long after the procedure, but full results from orthognathic surgery can take 9-12 months. Jaw surgery will dramatically improve the appearance of your face. Patients who have had corrective jaw surgery report satisfaction with their newly gained smile, significantly reduced jaw pain, and often improved speech.
Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about sleep apnea and orthognathic surgery in NY. Contact our office at 212.888.4760, or request your appointment online today!
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