Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery, known as orthognathic surgery, corrects conditions of the face and jaw that cannot easily be treated with braces. In addition to affecting your facial appearance, jaw problems may affect your ability to chew, speak, and breathe. The benefits of jaw surgery paired with orthodontics include:

  • Improved facial appearance
  • Dramatically improved dental health
  • Improved function and appearance of teeth

Treatment for Adults & Children

In growing children, Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen can often use orthodontic appliances (headgear or facemask) to direct jaw and bone growth, which may eliminate the need for surgery in some patients. Because most adults have little or no jaw growth, adult jaw surgery may be required along with braces to treat misaligned bites and jawbone abnormalities.

Surgical orthodontics best corrects:

  • A protruding chin
  • A retruding chin
  • An unsightly display of gum tissue about the upper front teeth
  • An inability to achieve lip contact when the lips are relaxed
  • An overall elongation of the face

See our patients' before and after photos

Our Treatment Approach

We use the latest in digital imaging technology to demonstrate the functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Comprehensive 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. 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.

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What's It Like?

Interested in learning more about what appointments will be like at Dr. Loo and Dr. Yen's office?  Visit our What to Expect section to learn about visits and fees.

Top 10 Foods to Avoid

Make sure you get the most out of your your braces by avoiding foods that are hard, sticky and/or full of sugar, including nuts
hard candy, popcorn, whole fruit, caramel and gum.

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