Many people never have any problem whatsoever with their jaws. They work as they should do, teeth meet up correctly, and the person has no trouble eating. However, for others that is not the case.
Jaw problems can result from birth defects and are often because the jaws have grown unequally. This can cause an underbite or an overbite or TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Disorders – which can lead to all sorts of problems such as headaches, back and neck ache, ear ache, ringing in the ears, teeth grinding, facial pain, vertigo, numb fingers and toes, and more besides. Indeed, the most common symptoms of TMJ are headaches, and it is often misdiagnosed as migraines instead.
Jaw problems are not always cause by birth defects, but can result from tumors, accident damage, and other causes. They can also have a deep psychological effect if the sufferer feels “different” from other people and has low confidence because he or she knows that they look different.
The answer to many of these problems is corrective jaw surgery which will achieve the correct bite and restore a more normal facial appearance. Dr Alex Rabinovich is one of the finest jaw surgeons in San Francisco and has extensive experience of facial reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, and cosmetic surgery.
No Two Patients Are Alike
The fact is that no two patients are alike, and therefore it follows that the surgery will be different in every case. It is a question of establishing the cause of the problems and then deciding on the correct procedure to follow in each individual case. Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is undertaken using a general anesthetic and will usually mean staying in the surgery or hospital overnight. Surgery may be performed on one jaw or both, depending on the problem, and it usually means that you will have to take a month to six weeks off work for proper recovery. However, it will make a great deal of difference to the patient’s future, so it is well worthwhile undertaking the surgery when you have these problems.
As one of the best jaw surgeons in San Francisco, Dr Rabinovich is happy to provide all prospective patients with a totally free consult. This will enable him to take a 3D scan of your jaw and ascertain exactly what is wrong, and then devise a plan of action. Obviously, if you are thinking of having jaw surgery you will have a lot of questions to ask, and at a free consult Dr Rabinovich can answer them all for you.
So book a free consult with one of the best jaw surgeons in San Francisco by clicking on the Contact Us link at the top of the page.