Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

The Christiana Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants – Newark & Middletown DE

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 a misaligned jaw. This not only improves the facial appearance but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

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Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?

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 repositioning is necessary.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

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

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a 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 can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

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.

Technology & Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. D’Amico III, Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Kosa, Dr. Asmaro or Dr. Eltejaye 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. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Drs. D’Amico III, D’Amico, Kosa, Asmaro or Eltejaye 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.

For more information about Jaw Surgery or to schedule an appointment with Eugene M. D'Amico III, DDS, FACS, Michael D. D’Amico, DDS, Fadi N. Kosa, DMD, Habib Asmaro, DMD or Ahmad Eltejaye, DMD , contact us today!

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5 out of 5 stars based on 8 Jaw Surgery reviews

Patient Review By Kelly H

Every one was so nice and the environment was up beat

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Patient Review By Kelly P

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone really knows their stuff - my surgery went as smooth as it possibly could have! I would definitely come back for any work in the future! You couldn’t be in better hands with these guys.

- Kelly P

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Patient Review By JAMAL R

Fantastic staff


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Patient Review By Naomi S

Dr. D'Amico and staff are wonderful!

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Patient Review By Naomi S

I am amazed at the profiency and kindness of The Christiana Maxillofacial staff and doctors. Every effort was made to make me feel less. embarrassed and anxious. I am most grateful. Doctors Calico and Costa were so kind and the nurse technicians were just fantistic. Bonnie, in the front office is efficiency exemplified.

- Naomi S

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Patient Review By Quincy C

Overall great experience I wouldn’t change a thing!!

- Quincy C

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Patient Review By Diane G

Love Dr. D. Super sweet bedside manner, and he has a nice calming way about him that puts my daughter at ease.

- Diane G

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Patient Review By Crystal D

They are the best & we would definitely recommend them for all your oral surgery needs.

- Crystal D

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