Corrective jaw surgery
Solving problems below the surface
There are some orthodontic issues that can’t be treated with tooth movement alone, especially if a patient’s jaws have stopped growing. That’s where jaw surgery comes in. Jaw surgery may help treat misalignments, jaw joint pain, speech impediments, facial asymmetry, and more.
How does corrective jaw surgery work?
Leading up to the surgery, you’ll be in braces for about 12 to 18 months. This will help prepare your teeth to be in the correct alignment once surgery is completed. You may feel that your bite is getting worse instead of better, but it will all make sense once the surgery is finished!
The surgery itself will take a few hours, and will require you to stay in the hospital for a couple of days. After your discharge, the recovery process will take 6 to 12 weeks, after which Dr. Narula will fine tune your smile for a few more months to ensure everything is properly aligned.
How do I know if I need jaw surgery?
Dr. Narula and her team will be able to tell you if you could benefit from jaw surgery when you come in for your free consultation with our team.
Take the first step to your brand new smile
Book your free consultation online, or at our cutting-edge office in Rancho Mirage, today to find out if jaw surgery is right for you.