The upper jaw bone ( maxilla) lower jaw bone (mandible ) or both may require corrective surgery for:
- Cleft Palete
- Orthodontic Treatment
- TMJ Disorders
- Craniofacial abnormalities
Corrective jaw surgery is performed to realign the jaws and teeth to improve your comfort when chewing, talking, or breathing, or to improve your appearance. Jaw surgery may be accompanied by braces to assist in rehabilitation.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Dr. Calat uses the latest computer technologies and three-dimensional models to explain how your surgery will be performed. With the help of comprehensive x-rays and video imaging Dr. Calat can show you how your bite will improve and provide you with an idea of how your face and jaw will look after surgery.
Dr. Calat will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy appearance.
Jaw surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. The recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the operation. Typically patients require a liquid diet during recovery but can move to soft foods and then hard foods over a period of time. As with any surgical procedure, you may temporarily need pain management medication and antibiotics.
If you would like to consult with Dr. Calat about jaw surgery in New York City please call 212-696-2677 or email us.