Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Do you require plastic surgery to correct your jaw? Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in corrective jaw surgery. Residents of Fort Lauderdale or Broward County are encouraged to contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Eberle.
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is a specialized procedure that is effective in correcting a range of minor and major misalignments in the jaw. The surgery can improve your ability to chew, speak, talk, and breathe. Orthognathic surgery also called corrective jaw surgery, can be especially beneficial in correcting overbites, underbites, asymmetrical jawlines, and more. Your orthodontist will often work closely with our surgeon to help develop the best course of action for you.
What are the Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Corrective jaw surgery can be incredibly beneficial for patients who are suffering from a number of jaw-related conditions, including:
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing or biting
- Chronic jaw pain or headaches due to joint pain
- Excessive wear and tear on the teeth
- Over- or under-bite
- Asymmetrical facial appearance,
- Protruding jaw
- Space within the lips
- Sleep apnea
When performed by a plastic surgeon who is also trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery, you have the added bonus of being able to incorporate additional treatments to help achieve a beautiful and symmetrical facial structure.
Is Corrective Jaw Surgery Right for Me?
Living with dentofacial deformities can be exhausting, painful, and embarrassing. Corrective jaw surgery can help correct those trouble areas so that you can live comfortably. If you are unhappy with the appearance of an overbite, underbite, receding jaw, or more, orthognathic surgery may be right for you. Ideal candidates have discussed their orthodontic care with their dental provider and have realistic expectations.
How Long is Recovery After Orthognathic Surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there will be a recovery period. Additionally, maintaining your new beautiful smile does not stop after surgery. Your orthodontist and plastic surgeon will carefully explain the process and the recovery period during your consultation. It may take some time for you to regain full use of your speech and jaw. To help ease the discomfort, painkillers may be prescribed.
How Much Does Orthognathic Surgery Cost?
The cost of orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, will vary from patient to patient. Additionally, many patients choose to have Dr. Eberle perform other cosmetic procedures to help achieve their desired results. For your convenience, financing is available.
What Should I Do Next?
Men and women in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County areas who are struggling with dentofacial deformities like an asymmetrical jaw should contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Eberle, is highly trained in corrective jaw surgery. Schedule your orthognathic consultation today!