Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective Jaw Surgery Is A Consult Away At Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery
Jaw surgery can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions such as TMJ and sleep apnea with excellent results and patient satisfaction. This includes but is not limited to:
- major and minor skeletal discrepancies
- facial asymmetry
- facial syndromes
- growth abnormalities
- post-traumatic deformities
Corrective jaw surgery is underutilized due to some misconceptions within the general public and subsequently, it is not discussed as often as it should be.
One of Dr. Nordstrom’s primary areas of focus is in corrective jaw surgery treatment. In addition to his local practice, he maintains privileges and operates at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. There he operates specifically in the areas of jaw correction and joint reconstruction surgery.
When it comes to corrective jaw surgery every patient is unique, which means that every patient will have a different treatment plan regarding their specific jaw issue.
As we mentioned above, jaw surgery treats a myriad of oral health issues ranging from skeletal discrepancies to post-traumatic facial deformities. The jaw is just as important as our teeth and impacts both our overall oral health and our quality of life greatly.
Not only can corrective jaw surgery improve a patient’s speaking, breathing, and chewing, it may also improve a person’s appearance.
When you partner with Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery, you get a world-class staff of oral surgeons who have committed their careers to finding the best corrective jaw solutions for their patients. Their approach is very team centered and they often consult with each other and develop a treatment plan that is the absolute best. Combine their skills, knowledge, and experience with a state-of-the-art facility and you have the leading oral surgery facility in Alaska, if not the entire country.
How do people benefit from corrective jaw surgery?
Jaw and joint pain relief – If you experience jaw pain from bones that are misaligned, it causes direct strain on the temporomandibular joints. If left untreated, it can result in chronic pain and may lead to the development of TMJ.
An improved bite – Once the jaws are in alignment, it creates a better bite function that leads to better biting, chewing, and swallowing. This benefits the patient greatly as they can enjoy foods that they weren’t able to prior to the surgery.
Healthier teeth – When the teeth are misaligned this causes increased pressure on certain teeth. This pressure leads to wear and tear that not only grinds on teeth but can, over time, result in tooth decay and tooth loss. When this is corrected, teeth are healthier and avoid any unnecessary wear and tear.
You do not have to consider long-distance travel to have your corrective jaw surgery performed — it can be done right here in Alaska, by a specialist focused in this area.