Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is a procedure designed to treat and correct abnormalities of the facial bones and realign the jaws. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with eating, speaking, sleeping, and other activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with enhancing orthodontic function, can significantly improve the appearance of the facial profile.
When you come in for a consultation, we will use the latest in high-tech digital imaging to demonstrate the overall aesthetic and functional benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods, and the overall efficacy of your surgery. Dr. Bradley J. Pierson uses state-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and screws to provide stability, strength, and predictability for your treatment. The advanced technology, revolutionary new procedures, and high-tech equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, which allows our patients to return to their normal routines soon after surgery.
Corrective jaw surgery in San Antonio, Texas, might be a good option for you if you have any of the following conditions:
- An abnormal growth with unknown cause
- A tumor or other pathology affecting growth
- Facial skeletal imbalance
With the newest advances in orthodontic treatment, orthognathic surgery may not be necessary to treat the less severe cases. By visiting our orthodontist office, we can determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you at Pierson Orthodontics.