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Corrective Jaw Surgery

Chester County Oral Surgery & Dental is dedicated to delivering comprehensive oral surgery solutions, including specialized services like Corrective Jaw Surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery.

Serving the communities of Kennett Square, West Chester, and Wayne, our practice prioritizes the unique needs of our patients, offering state-of-the-art facilities and a team of experienced oral surgeons committed to your well-being.

Who Needs Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery becomes imperative when there is a misalignment between the upper and lower jaws, leading to issues with both facial aesthetics and functional bite alignment. This procedure is often recommended with orthodontic treatment to address concerns that cannot be resolved through braces.

At Chester County Oral Surgery & Dental, we recognize the impact of jaw misalignment on overall oral health and provide tailored solutions to enhance both form and function.

Am I An Orthognathic Surgery Candidate?

Am I An Orthognathic Surgery Candidate?

  • Excessive overbites or underbites
  • Jaw growth discrepancies
  • Jaw misalignment due to injuries, birth defects, or environmental factors

While orthodontics alone can address issues related to tooth positioning, orthognathic surgery is essential for cases where the problem extends to the alignment of the jaws. Jaw misalignment can result in difficulties such as chewing, biting, or swallowing, speech problems, chronic jaw pain, open bites, protruding jaws, and breathing issues.

Identifying the Need for Corrective Jaw Surgery

Before embarking on any treatment plan, a thorough consultation is conducted, encompassing a comprehensive examination and X-rays. This initial step allows our team to assess your unique situation and develop a personalized treatment approach.

During the pre-treatment consultation process, we encourage you to ask any questions, ensuring that you are fully informed about the various aspects of your care. Decisions regarding your treatment will be made collaboratively, involving you, our dental team, and your orthodontist.

Corrective Jaw Surgery – The Surgical Procedure

Corrective jaw surgery is typically performed in a hospital setting, although, in some cases, it can be conveniently conducted in our advanced surgical facility within our office. If you are identified as a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, our experienced oral surgeons will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist to ensure a coordinated and effective treatment plan. The surgery involves repositioning your teeth and jaws to achieve a new, more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

Recovery and Beyond

Post-surgery, a personalized recovery plan will be provided, accompanied by regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress. Patients commonly experience significant improvements in their ability to chew, speak, and breathe comfortably, contributing to an enhanced overall quality of life.

Insurance Coverage for Orthognathic Surgery

Understanding the financial aspect of healthcare, Chester County Oral Surgery & Dental is committed to assisting patients with insurance-related matters. While insurance coverage for orthognathic surgery is often included in medical insurance policies, it’s important to note that some insurance companies may choose not to cover these procedures. Our knowledgeable team will guide you through the insurance process, ensuring a seamless experience.

Contact Us for More Information and to Schedule a Consultation

If you are experiencing difficulties related to jaw alignment or have been advised to consider corrective jaw surgery, Chester County Oral Surgery & Dental is here to guide you. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling a comprehensive consultation.

Your journey to improved oral health and facial harmony begins with a conversation – call us today to take the first step towards transformative corrective jaw surgery tailored to your unique needs.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Our surgeons are highly-trained with a passion for oral health. With years of experience and an ability to collaborate to determine the best course of action for each individual circumstance, our team is unrivaled in Chester County.

Dr. Cynthia Trentacosti, DDS, MS

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Dr. Amin Kazemi, DMD, MD

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Dr. Michael Walker, DDS, MD

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Dr. Bradley Belous, DMD

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Dr. Daniel Sierra, DMD, MD

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