What is Orthognathic Surgery?

About the Specialty

If you are in need or restorative jaw surgery for any reason, you have probably heard the term “orthognathic surgery”. You may have even been referred to the specialists at the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in order to take care of your treatment. Orthognathic surgery involves corrective treatment for issues including misaligned jaw, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, bite problems, and even facial trauma. If you suffer from any of these issues, here are a few things to keep in mind when considering treatment with our orthognathic experts:

Dr. Herrara, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

At the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. Herrera treats every case with compassion and specialized care. Dr. Herrera completed his full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program at the Medical Center of San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2011. This means that when you come to our office for corrective jaw surgery, TMJ treatment, or any other oral surgery, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Signs You May Need Orthognathic Surgery

If you are unsure whether you are in need of facial or jaw surgery, this is a list of some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate that it is necessary:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Chronic jaw pain and headaches
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open bite
  • An unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
  • Facial injury
  • Receding lower jaw and chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Sleep apnea  

Come in for a Consultation with an Expert

If you are in need of oral surgery, or if you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms above, Dr. Herrera and our team can help! Call us at (804) 556-1233 or visit our office to schedule a consultation. You can also stop by in-person at 4805 Lake Brook Drive, Suite #150, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.

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