Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is a procedure for correcting major jaw issues like severe overbites, underbites, facial asymmetries or other aesthetic and functional concerns. It's important to understand that to undergo orthognathic surgery the jaw growth needs to be complete, and this is usually at least 16 years of age for females and 18 or even older sometimes for males.

Orthognathic surgery is a major treatment that is performed in a hospital by an Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon, and both the surgeon and Dr Leedham plan the procedure together for optimum result. Braces are usually required for at least 12 months prior to the operation to place the teeth in the best position.

Once the operation is complete, a two-week recovery period is often required and we recommend scheduling time off from work or school to ensure a smooth healing process. After your jaw has healed, the braces will be used to fine tune your bite and these can usually be removed 4 to 6 months after the surgery.

Please just contact us on (08) 8945 4844 if you have any questions and we can assess your situation and provide friendly, easy to understand advice on the best options.

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