Corrective jaw surgery for unequal jaw growth

Unequal jaw growth occurs when the lower and the upper jaws failed to grow properly, causing them to develop in a way that does not align with the rest of the mouth. Although unequal jaw growth might be too common, failure to manage it may cause you to suffer from different dental conditions, such as:

  • An open bite (a gap between the upper and the lower teeth when closed)
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty in speech
  • Facial appearance that seems unbalanced
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sleep apnea

Fortunately, unequal jaw growth can be corrected in a myriad of different ways, including corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). Corrective jaw surgery involves aligning your upper and/or lower jaws to make their position more favorable for jaw functions.

Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and the rest of his team are qualified and seasoned at handling corrective jaw surgery. To learn more about this treatment and how appropriate it might be for your dental condition, contact us at (512) 259-3365 or visit our clinic today.