Misaligned jaws can cause significant problems in your oral health, and in the growth and development of your teeth. Orthodontic treatments may involve helping your upper and lower jaws to align properly. This can be done in several different ways. In more severe cases, orthognathic, or jaw, surgery may be required. When you visit our office, Dr. Thomas Dowling will carefully evaluate your overall orofacial growth and development to determine if you will need additional treatment. If necessary, he will recommend and work with a specialist to ensure that you receive the care you need. We invite you to contact us today for more information on aligning your upper and lower jaws in Olney and Prince Frederick, Maryland, and to schedule an appointment with our caring orthodontist.
One of the treatments for aligning the upper and lower jaw is orthognathic surgery. To better help our patients understand this treatment, we have provided some basic information.