Orthognathic Surgery

Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic Defined:
Ortho is Latin for straight – gnathic is Latin for jaw

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Who Needs Correctice Jaw Surgery?

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

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To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when needing repositioning.

The following should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Any of these can exist at birth or may be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences or the result of trauma to the face.

Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your dental team will make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Technology and Orthognathic Surgery

The doctors here at Atlantic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery use modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial X-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed and to see the benefits of orthognathic surgery.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Jungels will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional and healthy dental-facial relationship.

Atlantic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

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Happy with the care I received!

- Gillian M

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Staff was very caring and friendly. Dr. Jungles made me feel calm and as comfortable as possible during procedure.

- Cheryl S

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Excellant doctor and staff made me feel very relaxed

- joe nigro n

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Doctor Jungles explained condition and what to expect with the surgery and recovery.
All options were presented and insurance coverage and co-pays explained with no “surprise” additional fees.
Surgery out come was excellent.
I highly recommend Dr. jungles and his entire staff was wonderful!

- Gary S.

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I was refered to this Dr. and I can only say that I need to thank that person because this office was a complete joy.

- Kevin P.

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Everything was great. Two convenient locations too.

- Joe F.

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Great job, quick, and barely any pain after all four removed.

- Sarah S

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Excellent surgery and friendly staff. I had my wisdom teeth removed and recovery was smooth. Thank you, Dr. Jungels and staff for making me feel very safe and in good hands.

- Nastassia D.

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I had gastric bypass surgery years ago, an after effect is that my teeth have began to fall apart, I was able to make an appointment, be seen, and have the bad teeth removed all within a week, I will be following up for the remainder of my teeth and would trust no one else!

- Stanley G.

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I was in severe pain for over a year with exposed roots and nerves, I went here and in one appointment the teeth were removed as well as impacted wisdom teeth, I have severe anxiety and they took care of that with local sedation, I am now home recovering and can not wait until the extraction pain goes away so I can see how my new mouth feels

- Stanley G.

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Quite amazing, actually. As professional, courteous and efficient as one could imagine.

- Alan M.

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I was very pleased with my experience.

- Stephen

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I had a great experience. I was so scared and anxious about the whole procedure. The doctor and his staff helped ease that a lot

- Jacklyn

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Great office, I would recommend them to anyone seeking a pleasant and calm experience.

- Jabril

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Outstanding. Thank you.

- Catrickes, C. P..

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Would definitely recommend. Polite, friendly , professional staff.

- Gary

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I was very pleased with my experience.

- Stephen

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Great experience, smooth operation

- Brett

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Very pleasent experience. Removal went quickly without any problems!

- Michael

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Good.

- Dave

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