Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon in collaboration with orthodontists and general dentists, most often to correct a misaligned jaw. Sometimes, this type of surgery is performed to prepare a patient for orthodontic treatment, or it is utilized to correct sleep apnea, malocclusion, and cleft palate. Orthognathic surgery not only improves physical and structural issues, but it also improves facial appearance. As an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Williams is highly trained and skilled in the full range of corrective jaw surgery and generally performs these procedures in the hospital under general anesthesia as these surgical procedures can last between one to four hours and typically require a hospital stay of one to three days.
It often helps our patients feel more at ease about their procedures when they hear stories from other White Mountain Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center patients who have undergone similar treatment. We encourage you to check out the orthognathic surgery stories from our Patient Stories page.
When you come to our practice for your consultation appointment, Dr. Williams will evaluate your condition and create a surgical plan that will provide you with the very best functional and aesthetic result. You will have ample time to ask any questions you may have about your proposed treatment, and all your concerns will be addressed. Comprehensive X-rays will be taken, and Dr. Williams will use computer video imaging and three-dimensional models to show you how your surgery will be approached and how your treatment will improve your bite.
If you are suffering from any of the following difficulties, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, and we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams:
- Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing
- A jaw that looks or feels misaligned
- Problems with your speech or your breathing
- Chronic jaw pain
- An open bite (where your upper and lower front teeth do not meet when the mouth is closed)
- A protruding jaw
If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Williams will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. You will be in the best hands with Dr. Williams — he is uniquely qualified to perform the full scope of corrective jaw surgery procedures. Our jaw surgery patients have some of the most remarkable results in our practice, often experiencing a healthy, aligned jaw structure for the first time in their lives.
Orthognathic Surgery in North Conway and Littleton, NH
Our team provides the very best oral surgery care using the most advanced techniques, and we will always go out of our way to address any fears or concerns you may have. If you need orthognathic surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our practice with Dr. Williams today.