Minor tooth crookedness can be effectively corrected with orthodontic treatment, but when complex functional problems due to misaligned jaws and teeth are present, you may need surgical intervention. Incorrectly positioned jaws, such as an overbite, can lead to numerous issues that affect everyday movements for proper eating, speaking, and breathing and cause chronic jaw pain, muscle tension, and headaches. Our specialized orthognathic (jaw) surgery at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Carbondale addresses the functional issues of an open bite, underbite, or overbite in Carbondale, IL. With this personalized surgical treatment, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can restore proper jaw position and a correct bite—and ultimately help you regain a more functional and comfortable life!
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental specialists who have the advanced training and experience to provide corrective jaw surgery. They receive additional years of intensive surgical training and residencies outside of dental school to perfect the innovative and specialized surgeries that correct jaw misalignment and deformities. Additionally, oral surgeons have both dental and medical degrees that give them the comprehensive knowledge and expertise to treat complex problems and manage any emergency that may arise. They also have the skill to ensure you experience aesthetic improvements alongside any functional corrections of your jaw problems. Working closely with your dentist and orthodontist, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Carbondale, IL can provide specialized treatment that improves jaw and tooth function. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are truly the experts in jaw surgery and the superior choice for your treatment!
You present a unique situation with the specific functional problems from your jaw misalignment. Our oral surgeons always take a personalized approach to your treatment so that you experience the best possible results. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what you can expect from orthognathic surgery as well as complete diagnostics that will aid in planning your surgery. It’s normal to feel nervous about undergoing surgery, but you can feel confident in the expertise of our experienced surgeon and trained surgical staff. We also provide office-based sedation dentistry and anesthesia so you can receive treatment from the comfort of our own practice in Carbondale, IL. During surgery, our oral surgeon will strategically reposition one or both of your jaws into the proper position and secure them with tiny screws and bone plates. Jaw surgery requires a longer healing period than other facial surgeries, so we’ll provide you with all the information you’ll need to experience a comfortable and healthy recovery.
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1111 E. Walnut St Suite B
Carbondale, IL 62901
New Patient Number: 618-300-5078
Current Patient Number: 618-529-2571