At Millennium Surgical, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, uses state-of-the-art computer imaging and 3D models to show you exactly how the surgery will be approached when you or your child needs surgery to reposition the jaw. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is required when our patient’s top and bottom teeth do not touch in the normal position. An improper bite from genetics or injury can cause many complications, such as difficulty chewing, speech problems, and a distorted facial appearance. You or your child may be referred to Dr. Nierzwicki by your orthodontist, who may have tried rectifying the situation by changing the bite or position of the teeth with little to no success. At our Chicago, IL office, we can provide you with a comprehensive consultation, facial X-rays, and computer video imaging to discuss the orthognathic treatment options. We want to help you understand the surgical process, and at the same time, we can show you how you may look after the surgery. Call today and schedule your appointment.request an appointment
Reasons for Treatment
We provide our patients with corrective jaw surgery after a careful evaluation. Candidates for this procedure have difficulty in the following areas:
- Problematic chewing, biting, and swallowing
- Have an open bite (teeth do not touch)
- Breathing problems
- Speech difficulties
- TMJ symptoms and continual jaw pain
- Distended jaw
These symptoms can be caused by a birth defect, a genetic disorder that develops over time, environmental influences, or from a severe injury to the face.
During the Procedure
During your consultation with our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, we will complete a physical examination, discuss your health history, and take x-rays. Together, you and the surgeon will make a plan of action on the type of procedure your jaw requires. This may also include a collaboration with your dentist and orthodontist for optimal results. Each procedure is different as each patient has unique problems with the jaw. As always, we provide our patients with IV sedation and anesthesia for their procedures to keep them comfortable and calm during surgeries.
Corrective jaw surgery can be a very complex surgical process, and our goal is to make sure you understand all of the options and what the benefits are for now and for the future. Orthognathic surgery not only restores the patient’s facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly without pain, swelling, or making unnatural sounds when opening the mouth to talk, eat, or yawn.
Plan Your Procedure
Recovery Time 2 – 3 Weeks
Post-op Follow-up 1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location Hospital
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If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. In surgery, we can reposition your teeth and jaws so that they are more attractive, functional, healthy, and pain-free. If you would like to learn more about corrective jaw surgery and its benefits, please schedule a consultation with our office today.