Orthognathic surgery corrects an improper bite or jaws that have not developed in harmony. Corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws.
This can result in making chewing and biting easier. It can correct facial imbalances such as deficiencies in your chin, overbites, gummy smiles, and toothless smiles. Correcting the position of the jaws can improve sleep in those that have associated sleep apnea, and reduce the risk of TMJ pain and disease.
The face cannot just be looked at as parts. The affect of surgically moving the jaws will have a secondary impact on the nose, cheekbones, neckline, and chin. Dr. Blyer has extensive training in this type of surgery from his residency and from his fellowship dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He can not only address the bony changes necessary, but also can anticipate and address the soft tissue changes we will see after moving the jaws.
Dr. Blyer has been trained across the country by leaders in the field for this type of surgery and has published papers on this subject matter. Additionally it is his training in cosmetic surgery that makes Dr. Blyer very different. Oftentimes it is necessary to address these other aspects of the face during the surgery. It is important to see the entire forest and not just the trees.