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Surgical Orthodontics for Jaw Pain

Crooked teeth or an improper bite can sometimes lead to speaking and chewing difficulties. Severe cases of misaligned teeth can also cause pain and your dentist may advise a consultation for surgical orthodontics.

Key takeaways:

  • Surgical orthodontics may be necessary where teeth alignment issues cannot be corrected by braces alone.
  • When the jaw has stopped growing and it is harder to maneuver teeth in to position, surgery may be an option.
  • Severe misalignment can be a result of genetics or an injury affecting the facial structure.

“Not everyone will need surgical orthodontics to correct their smile. However, if your upper and lower jaws don’t quite fit together and they prevent you from chewing and speaking properly or without discomfort, it could be time to consult an oral surgeon.”

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