Orthognathic Surgery: What Is It? What’s It For?

June 8, 2016

oral surgery in houstonOrthognathic surgery is a procedure that improves the way your jaw functions. The surgery may be necessary when jaw alignment affects facial appearance, the ability to eat and speak, or for improving severe under- or overbites. Keep reading to learn more about orthognathic surgery to prepare for your upcoming oral surgery in Houston.


What You Need to Know Before Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

March 21, 2016

Filed under: Oral Surgery — Tags: — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:56 pm

reconstructive jaw surgeryReconstructive jaw surgery, known as orthognathic surgery, is used to realign your jaw to correct certain skeletal abnormalities. For those needing jaw surgery to straighten or align the jaw, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, like Piney Point, will perform the surgery using surgical plates, templates, and wires to move the jaw into its correct alignment. There are a number of reasons the jaw may need to be realigned, such as due to birth defects, TMJ pain, trauma to the jaw, or bite problems. No matter the cause, Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will provide the individualized treatment needed to align your jaw properly.