Misalignment of the jaws can make chewing, speaking, breathing, and swallowing difficult and painful.
Jaw surgery addresses these concerns by correcting irregularities of the jawbones to align the teeth and jaws.
Utah Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Saratoga Springs, UT, can create a more comfortable bite and improve your facial appearance.
What Is Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Eliminate Pain and Improve Function With Corrective Jaw Surgery
Make Chewing Easier
Issues with jaw alignment can interfere with your ability to bite, chew, and swallow. When your jaws meet properly, it is easier to eat efficiently and comfortably.
Breathe and Speak With Ease
Jaw misalignment can interfere with proper speech and cause breathing issues, including sleep apnea and snoring. Surgery at our practice can allow you to breathe easier and enunciate clearly.
Prevent Dental Concerns
When your jaws aren't aligned properly, you can put uneven and excessive wear on your teeth. This can lead to additional dental problems like receding gums, tooth sensitivity, decay, and more. Let jaw surgery prevent these dental concerns from developing or getting worse.
Improve Your Appearance and Quality of Life With Jaw Surgery Contact Utah Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Saratoga Springs, UT
If your dentist has recommended that you visit an oral surgeon to correct the alignment of your jaws, our surgeons at Utah Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can help. We pride ourselves on improving patients' dental health and oral function in a safe and calm environment. There's no need to feel anxious about your procedure when you come to us—we take strides to make procedures as stress-free as possible.
If you're ready to benefit from the improved function and facial appearance jaw surgery can provide, we invite you to contact our offices in Saratoga Springs and Orem, UT.
Improving the Lives of Saratoga Springs Patients
"My bite is perfect."
I am one of those people who are afraid of dentists and along with all the work that I need done on my mouth.. it's hard for me to even SHOW UP at the appointments.. That being said these guys and gals are AMAZING at what they do, they made me comfortable and safe. They kept me informed and were extremely friendly. So for me, a potentially difficult customer with extreme discomfort with any dental related concern, tells you thes people are amazing. ITS THE TRUTH highly recommend them any time I can :)View on Google
I had a full upper and lower jaw surgery, bone graft, and implant done by Dr. Rassmussen. The surgeries were to correct my bite and fix a missing tooth due to a cleft lip and pallet. Dr Rassmussen was awesome and was patient with my billion and one questions... I'm beyond grateful for everything they have done and apparently are still doing... My bite is perfect and not to toot my own horn but my face looks better than ever. Anyone who needs a similar surgery should make an appointment and get it done with Dr Rassmussen.View on Google
Who's Eligible for Orthognathic Surgery?
This surgical correction is a process that takes a few years and includes multiple stages. Patients should be prepared for this process and dedicated to the upkeep it requires.
Like any surgery, patients must be healthy enough to undergo orthognathic surgery. Patients should quit using nicotine before and after surgery and be prepared to answer questions about their medical history during their consultation.
The Proper Age
Orthognathic surgery can only be performed after you have stopped growing. For females, this is typically between the ages of 14 and 16. For males, this is typically between the ages of 17 and 21.
What Patients Can Expect Before, During, and After Orthognathic Surgery
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons will work alongside your orthodontist to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
Don't Be Deterred From Surgery It Can Change Your Life
Though corrective jaw surgery is a process that can take 2 to 3 years, we don't want to discourage you from undergoing treatment. The process is long because it's thorough and requires many stages for the best results. Patients often find that after surgery, their quality of life is vastly improved. We want to help you experience the same transformation we've achieved for many patients before you.
Dentistry Services You Can Count On "We were in this together"
Dr.Burton was kind,attentive, and supportive throughout our entire process. I highly recommend going to him for wisdom teeth removal and/or any other oral related issues. He made it a point at the 1st appointment to let me know that we were in this together and I appreciate his candor and compassion. The staff and everyone else here are amazing attentive. I highly recommend this office.View on Google
Dr Rasmussen is amazing! My daughter's surgery and recovery was so fast for double jaw surgery! Any questions we had, he and his staff were right there to answer them for us. 100% recommend!View on Google