Correcting Jaw Pain & Jaw Deformities in Pearland or Pasadena
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, can correct a wide range of minor and major dental irregularities, including misaligned jaws and teeth. This type of surgery can improve your chewing, speaking and breathing and dramatically enhance your appearance. Dr. Luis Craig performs orthognathic surgery mainly to correct functional problems.
Jaw surgery can have a dramatic effect on your life. Especially if you are experiencing one or more of these conditions:
- Facial trauma
- Birth defects
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic jaw or TMJ pain & headache
- Chronic mouth breathing
- Excessive tooth wear
- Sleep apnea & snoring
- Open bite (upper & lower teeth don’t touch when mouth is closed)
- Crooked or sunken facial appearance
- Receding or protruding lower jaw or chin
Orthognathic surgery involves complex procedures that may take years to complete. These include the need for chin implant or chin reduction surgery. Dr. Craig understands that this may require a long-term commitment from you, and he will realistically estimate the time needed for your treatment.