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Jaw Straightening and Alignment Oral Surgery

A misaligned jaw can cause serious functional and aesthetic issues. The jaw is integral to how the teeth align. When the jaw is misaligned, it can cause stress on the teeth and jaw joint, leading to other problems. Jaw straightening and alignment surgery can be the solution to fix bite misalignment, helping improve the aesthetics and function of your smile. This oral surgical procedure is offered at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, helping patients restore proper jaw alignment.

Bite misalignment or malocclusions are often treated with orthodontics. If the jaw is not aligning properly due to the position of the teeth, shifting the teeth through orthodontics can often correct a bite misalignment. However, not all bite or jaw misalignments can be successfully treated with orthodontics alone. Oral surgery to straighten or correct the jaw can be required to align the teeth and bite, helping improve function and correct the aesthetics of the smile.

Jaw Alignment Benefits

When the upper and lower teeth are misaligned, it can cause several problems. Not only can it create the unattractive appearance of an over or underbite, it can damage the teeth. When the bite is misaligned, teeth can wear down prematurely. Enamel can be worn away, causing dental issues like decay, fractures and sensitivity. Other maladies caused by jaw misalignment include:

  • Jaw pain caused by TMJ
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Speech impediments
  • Sleep apnea

Correcting the position of the jaw can have many benefits and help alleviate many oral issues that orthodontics alone cannot treat. Often, jaw straightening surgery will be recommended before or after orthodontic treatment to obtain the best results.

Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD, is a highly respected oral and maxillofacial surgeon that has the training and experience needed to correct jaw misalignments. If you or your child needs jaw straightening to improve the health and appearance of your smile, contact our practice in Torrance to schedule an exam and consultation.
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.