Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is performed in order to correct misaligned jaws. Some patients have upper or lower jaws that are too big, too small, or asymmetric. These patients may suffer from speech abnormalities, inability to bite or chew properly, chronic facial pain, TMJ disorders, and facial deformities.
These problems are generally treated by using a combined approach between the orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The orthodontist will line up the teeth so that they will fit correctly after surgery. Dr. Proothi uses virtual surgical planning technology based upon the patient's three-dimensional imaging obtained in the office. He then designs custom fabricated guides to use during surgery, which is completed in the operating room setting. Orthognathic surgery restores proper facial form and function to the patient.
STONY BROOK ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY
Specializing in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery