Medical terminology is similar in some ways to computer terminology: difficult for the ordinary man and woman to understand. Of course, a lot of medical terminology derives from Latin or Greek, which can make it hard.
But take words like “orthognathic” for example. Most people wouldn’t know what on earth it means, but orthognathic surgery is actually just jaw surgery. Merriam-Webster Dictionary says as follows: “Medical definition of orthognathic: correcting deformities of the jaw and the associated malocclusion.”
Now you have another one! Malocclusion, for heaven’s sake! Here we go: “imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed”.
Oh, and there is maxillofacial as well which is “relating to the jaws and face”. So now you know.
Why Don’t They Just Call It Jaw Surgery?
So why don’t they just call it all jaw surgery? Who knows? Maybe it is because a maxillofacial surgeon would have to be called a “relating to the jaws and face surgeon”, so it is easier to call him or her a maxillofacial surgeon.
Whatever, if you have any issues relating to your jaw or teeth, then you need to look for orthognathic surgeons in San Francisco. If you want the best of the best orthognathic surgeons in San Francisco, then you should check out a surgeon like Dr. Alex Rabinovich at Oral Surgery San Francisco. As an orthognathic / maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Rabinovich has years and years of experience and may be the best “go to” doctor when you have jaw problems. These could be a cosmetic issue, or they could be non-cosmetic, but either way, when you need surgery of any sort you want a doctor in whom you can have confidence.
Dr. Rabinovich has invested heavily in all of the latest technology in order to ensure that every patient receives the finest possible treatment. Our state-of-the-art office has the very latest NewTom 3D imaging equipment, which is far superior to X-rays, and provides the doctor with a three-dimensional picture of your jaw. It also produces substantially less radiation than a CAT scan. All this helps the doctor to plan the perfect course of treatment for your individual condition. After all, no two patients are the same, and what might be suitable for one patient may not be the best for another.
Dr. Rabinovich works hard in order to restore your health and at the same time uses the finest aesthetic approach. The aim is to ensure that you not only feel good but look great as well.
So if you are looking for the best orthognathic surgeons in San Francisco, make an appointment for a totally free consultation with Dr. Rabinovich so that he can assess your condition and offer his advice.