Have You Been Diagnosed with a Misaligned Jaw?

A misaligned jaw, or malocclusion, can result from birth defects, growth abnormalities, or traumatic injuries to the jaw area. It manifests in various classifications, each requiring a specific approach. Although your orthodontist can treat many cases of misaligned jaw, more severe cases may require the assistance of our experts. Orthognathic surgery, performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, becomes crucial when routine orthodontic treatment is insufficient.

Symptoms of Misaligned Jaw:

Patients with a severely misaligned jaw in Baltimore & Columbia can lead to a variety of complications, including but not limited to:

  • Tooth Wear: Uneven pressure on teeth, particularly in overbites, can lead to TMJ issues, migraines, and tooth loss.
  • Chronic Jaw, Muscle Pain & Headache: Misalignment alters facial muscle interaction, potentially causing meniscus cartilage damage in the temporomandibular joint and muscle pain.
  • Loose Teeth: Uneven pressure can cause adjacent teeth to become loose, leading to pain and reduced function.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Constant use and damage can thin enamel, causing sharp pains with hot or cold foods.
  • Difficulty Swallowing, Chewing, or Biting Food: Muscle pain and poor alignment can result in functional challenges.

Not only can these complications be physically painful, but they can also be emotionally painful, embarrassing, and traumatic as well. The compassionate and highly specialized surgeons at Maryland Prosthodontic Associates understand. Our team makes it our mission to help guide you toward the most effective, most lasting possible solutions for your specific case.

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Orthognathic Surgery or Orthodontic Treatment? 

Orthognathic surgery can offer a transformative solution when malocclusion poses significant challenges for a patient and their overall well-being. While orthodontic braces may be used to align arches and straighten teeth, surgery can be an essential tactic to accomplish profound corrections. Other treatments, such as braces alone, may not effectively address severe misalignments, making surgery or a combination of orthodontia and surgery the preferred choices for a lifetime of reduced pain and beautiful results.

Orthognathic Surgery Benefits

  • Comprehensive Care: Addressing malocclusion comprehensively, orthognathic surgery ensures improved oral health and aesthetics.
  • Optimal Results: With a focus on precision and patient satisfaction, our surgeons strive for optimal results.
  • Specialized Expertise: Our surgeons bring advanced prosthodontic and maxillofacial surgical training and specialized knowledge to address complex head and neck conditions, ensuring the highest quality of care.

Experience the Maryland Prosthodontic Associates Difference

We pride ourselves on providing far above-average care at every step of your healing journey. Patients continue to choose our team for their oral and maxillofacial surgeries due to our:

  • Award-Winning Bedside Manner: We know that dental procedures can cause anxiety, and we know that surgery can also be scary. The combination is no joke! But our team always puts your comfort first, ensuring you are put at ease by understanding every step of the process. We are here for you. 
  • Top Hospital Affiliations: Our team maintains affiliations with prestigious institutions like Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, ensuring access to advanced facilities for complex procedures.
  • Professional Memberships: Active memberships in organizations like the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Association reflect our commitment to cutting-edge services and staying updated with industry advancements.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Maryland Prosthodontic Associates can diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions related to misaligned jaws in Baltimore & Columbia, including but not limited to:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) 
  • Myofascial pain
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Dental implants
  • Wisdom teeth issues
  • And more.
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Your Journey to Reduced Pain and an Easy Smile Begins Today

You do not deserve to live in pain and discomfort for a moment longer. Don’t wait - schedule your consultation today to discuss your transformative options with our expert team. Join us in our modern, comfortable offices to explore your options and take the first step towards a life-changing transformation. Your perfectly aligned, functional jaw awaits here at Maryland Prosthodontic Associates.

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