JAW SURGERY - Associated Oral & Implant Surgeons

Board-Certified Experts in Jaw Surgery

Improve Function, Health and Appearance

Orthognathic, or jaw surgery, is required when the top and bottom jaws don’t come together correctly. This can be caused by a variety of factors, and can cause issues that affect speech, appearance, cause pain, and affect your oral health. Our team of five board-certified oral surgeons have extensive training and are considered experts in correcting areas of the jaw to improve biting, speech, look, TMJ pain, and misaligned bites. Our goal during jaw surgery is to help restore your health, appearance and self-confidence and alleviate any problematic symptoms you face daily, through expert care and modern techniques.

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If you experience any of the following symptoms regularly, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery

  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Recurring migraines
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Facial trauma
  • Sleep apnea

What to Expect with Jaw Surgery

Our entire team is focused on your comfort and safety, before, during and after jaw surgery. Before we begin jaw surgery we will talk with you about your goals and give recommendations on how best to achieve them. Through modern technology, like our computer-guided virtual surgical planning tool, we can digitally plan your surgery and show you the results you can look forward to. This also helps us provide extremely accurate and precise care for the most successful outcome. The surgery itself may be performed in our specially-designed office or in one of the many hospitals where we are on-staff. We have sedation options that will help you relax so you are comfortable throughout. Afterwards, we will give you specific instructions on your unique recovery. You can expect to be out of work or school for a number of weeks, and will likely be able to return normal chewing function after a month or two.

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TMJ and Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Our oral surgeons are not only skilled in oral and maxillofacial surgeries, they can also help diagnose and correct TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and sleep apnea caused by a misaligned jaw. TMJ disorders can cause pain and “popping” sounds when opening or closing the mouth. Airflow blockage due to misalignment can cause obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that causes breathing to stop intermittently during sleep. Corrective treatment for both of these disorders is important for health reasons and functional

Why Associate Oral & Implant Surgeons?

Associated Oral & Implant Surgeons is your largest provider of facial trauma and jaw surgery in the area. Our doctors are members of dozens of professional dental organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association. Additionally, we stay up-to-date on all dental practices, taking over 40 hours of continuing education every year.

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Jaw problems? Come to the experts!

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