What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is a type of corrective jaw surgery that is used to correct problems with the alignment of the jaws and teeth. This type of surgery is often used to correct facial imbalance, problems with biting or chewing, and other issues that affect the function and appearance of the teeth and jaws. At Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at the Woodlands, orthognathic surgery is performed by Dr. Oscar Muñiz, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2006.

During orthognathic surgery, Dr. Muñizwill make precise cuts in the bones of the jaw and reposition them to achieve better alignment. Dr. Muñiz may also make adjustments to the teeth to improve their function and appearance. Orthognathic surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia, and the procedure can take several hours to complete. After surgery, patients will need to follow a specific post-operative care plan to ensure proper healing and recovery.

Who is a Good Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery?

A good candidate for orthognathic surgery is someone who has an issue with the alignment of their jaw that affects their bite or facial appearance. This may be due to a congenital condition (present at birth) or a developmental issue. The individual should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the surgery and its results. In addition, they should be committed to following the post-surgery instructions and attending follow-up appointments as directed by Dr. Muñiz.

What are the benefits of Orthognathic Surgery?

  • Improved dental function: Orthognathic Surgery can improve the way your upper and lower teeth fit together, which can improve your ability to chew and speak.
  • Improved appearance: Orthognathic Surgery can improve the overall appearance of your face, giving you a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing look.
  • Improved breathing: Orthognathic Surgery can correct any structural abnormalities that may be causing problems with breathing, such as a deviated septum.
  • Improved self-confidence: Orthognathic Surgery can help improve your self-confidence by improving your appearance and the function of your teeth and jaw.
  • Improved overall health: Orthognathic Surgery can improve your overall health by correcting any problems with chewing and swallowing, which can lead to better nutrition and a healthier overall lifestyle.

Are you Ready to Schedule an Appointment at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at the Woodlands?

We at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands would like to invite you to schedule an appointment for orthognathic surgery. This specialized procedure can help correct any misalignment or abnormalities in the jaw, providing a more functional and aesthetically pleasing appearance.If you are interested in pursuing orthognathic surgery, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve the results you desire.