Orthognathic Surgery Tallahassee

Abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws can often lead to difficulty chewing, talking, swallowing and even more serious conditions like sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. Orthognathic surgery was specifically developed to correct certain conditions which are not easily solved by traditional braces. During surgery the bones can be cut then re-aligned in a more favorable way, held in place by screws or a combination of plates and screws. This is also known as corrective jaw surgery.

In Tallahassee, orthognathic surgery is commonly performed by either a maxillofacial or oral surgeon, working with an orthodontist, such as Dr. Heather Burch. Though most commonly used after cleft palate reconstruction or other major craniofacial conditions, this type of surgery can also help correct facial profile in extreme orthodontic cases. We use the latest digital imaging technology to demonstrate the overall benefits you can expect post-surgery. By following a computerized treatment plan your recovery time is greatly minimized. Only the most high-tech materials are used including titanium plates and specialized surgical screws which provide stability and strength during your treatment. Modern advances in these technologies have greatly reduced post-surgical recovery time, allowing you to return to a normal routine in as short a time as possible.

The first step to determine if orthognathic surgery is right for you is to consult with Dr. Burch during your initial consultation. As with all first visits, this appointment will be complimentary. Simply complete the short form on our contact page or call us at 850-877-1692.

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