Jaw surgery does more than correct physical abnormalities and improve your oral health — it can change your life. If you are considering undergoing jaw surgery, rest assured you will notice a big difference after the healing process is complete.
Eat Whatever You Like
A jaw misalignment can make it painful or even impossible to chew and swallow certain foods. Can you imagine being able to bite into anything and eat whatever you’d like?
After successful jaw surgery, you won’t be frustrated by the physical limitations of your jaw any longer. You will finally be able to enjoy eating.
No More Painful Headaches
Jaw joint pain isn’t relegated to one area; jaw pain can spread throughout your upper body.
Maybe your neck gets tight and you have throbbing headaches that over-the-counter pain medication can’t touch. One of the central purposes of jaw surgery is to improve your quality of life, and this starts with eliminating the constant headaches that plague you and detract from your productivity.
When the pressure is gone, you will be more relaxed and pain-free.
Get a Restful Night’s Sleep
A misaligned jaw can cause sleep apnea. Over time, if sleep apnea is not treated, it takes a major toll on your body.
People with sleep apnea are more likely to suffer from hypertension. It puts stress on your heart, making you more susceptible to a heart attack. Type 2 diabetes, weight gain, asthma and acid reflux — you have an increased risk of developing all of these when you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
Surgery helps correct jaw alignment and improves breathing during sleep, thereby making you healthier. When you begin consistently enjoying a restful night’s sleep, you will see a boost in energy and have a more positive outlook on life.
Improve Speech Impediments
In some patients, jaw misalignment interferes with speech. If you or your developing teen struggles with pronouncing certain sounds or if one of you has a lisp, corrective jaw surgery could resolve the problem.
Find Greater Confidence
Overall, patients who undergo this procedure are happier with their appearance and have more self-confidence. Without all of their previous health struggles, they’re able to focus more on reaching personal goals. Also, with an aligned jaw, they’re more likely to smile and no longer camera shy.
Think about how your life would be different if you had jaw surgery. Talk to Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and find out if you’re a good candidate for jaw surgery — schedule your consultation today.