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Jaw Surgery in Sacramento

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment.

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These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

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Orthognathic Surgery FAQs

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery involves a single or double jaw operation to to correct jaw alignment. Malocclusion can result in jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and a misaligned facial profile. Once the jaws are placed back in alignment, the health of your soft tissue increases greatly.

What is malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close.

Why would I need surgery?

Proper jaw function is affected by malocclusion, and can result in the improper chewing of food. Contact between the upper and lower jaws are impeded and can cause negative influence on things like digestion and overall body health. When your teeth are crowded, as happens with malocclusion, food can accumulate, leading to tooth decay and poor overall oral hygiene.

How much does it cost?

Specific cost can vary drastically for different clients. Dr. Damon is available to answer all of your questions!