Orthognathic Surgery is a corrective jaw surgery used to treat and correct abnormalities of the facial bones. These problems usually arise from a size discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw bones creating bite problems and negative effects on facial esthetics. These abnormalities typically cause a variety of difficulties associated with chewing, talking, sleeping, and other routine activities. Correcting these jaw discrepancies with orthodontics and orthognathic surgery will lead to a healthy bite and well balanced facial profile.
Orthognathic surgery is always done in combination with orthodontic treatment. Drs. Pablo Kimos and Willy Dayan are highly experienced and trained in treating cases that require orthognathic surgery and our staff is well prepared to serve you with the highest quality care to improve the function of your jaw and appearance of your facial profile.
How Does It Work?
During your first consultation at City Orthodontics, Dr. Kimos or Dr. Dayan will inform you if combined orthodontic and surgical treatment is among your treatment options. Some patients have both a surgical and non surgical treatment options and others can be best treated with a surgical approach only. In cases in which surgery is considered, treatment is planned together between your orthodontist and an oral surgeon. Therefore, as an initial step, you will be recommended to have a consultation with one of our oral surgeons to outline your treatment plan and also so you can learn more details about surgery.
You will start with orthodontics (braces or Invisalign). Your surgery will be scheduled during treatment (usually a few months into treatment) once our doctors and your surgeon feel that your bite is ready for jaw surgery. After surgery is done you will continue your braces or Invisalign treatment at City Orthodontics to fine tune and detail your smile.
The results of orthognathic surgery are incredibly positive from a functional, esthetic and self esteem point of view. Our patients usually express how happy they are to have taken this step as part of their treatment.
Do You Need Jaw Surgery?
There are a number of reasons that our patients come in for Orthognathic surgery. Some of the most common problems leading to this treatment include:
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Protruding jaw
- Receding chin
- Sleep apnea
- Open bite
- Unbalanced facial symmetry and profile
If you are experiencing any of the issues above, you may be a candidate for Orthognathic surgery. Please schedule a consultation with one of our doctors and we would be happy to provide full information and guide you step by step through this process.
Make An Appointment Today!
Our patients are always our number one priority and we are proud to provide you with the highest quality treatment in Toronto. To make an appointment today, contact our Toronto orthodontics office. Our passionate staff will be happy to help you set up a consultation to see if Orthognathic surgery is the best option for you!