Achieve Facial Harmony with Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is a single or double jaw surgery offered by Dr. Bob Bryan Orthodontics in Hamburg, PA which is performed to realign the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work. This may be a corrective option if you have moderate to severe jaw problems that can’t be resolved with orthodontics alone.

Did you know that our jaws have a lot to do with the way we look? Facial harmony is also achieved with orthognathic surgery. When the jaws are moved forward or backwards, up or down, or rotated, the facial soft tissue in the chin, cheeks, lips and tip of the nose move accordingly. Therefore, once the jaws are correctly positioned a harmony between the facial features is acquired which results in a beautiful profile. Orthognathic surgery has an end result of both inner and outer influence for the social status of the patient.

Other benefits of orthognathic surgery include:

  • Making biting and chewing easier and improving chewing overall
  • Minimizing excessive wear and breakdown of the teeth over years of use
  • Correcting underbites, overbites and crossbites
  • Improving “gummy” smiles where the lips don’t fully close or pull upward and show large areas of the gums
  • Improving “toothless” smiles where the lips cover all the teeth
  • Reducing the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and other jaw problems
  • Providing relief for sleep apnea

If you think you or someone you know may need orthognathic surgery please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Robert Bryan of Dr. Bob Bryan Orthodontics at 610.562.5185 for an expert opinion. And as always, we at Dr. Bob Bryan Orthodontics are happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental health.

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