Philip J. Conforti, D.D.S.
Raymond J. Gambardella, D.M.D.
Michael P. Johnson, D.M.D.
Robert J. Parker, D.M.D.
James P. Scialabba, D.M.D.
Robert J. Weinstock D.D.S.

The doctors at Hamden-Shoreline Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from implant reconstructive surgery, to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal.
Hamden-Shoreline
Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery Associates, P.C.

Jaw Surgery in Hamden-Shoreline

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

 
Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning in necessary.

Orthognathic Surgery Overview
For a brief narrated overview of the orthognathic surgery process, please click the image on the right. It will launch our flash educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about orthognathic surgery. Feel free to call our office for moreinformation on jaw surgery in Hamden, Guilford, and Clinton, CT.
Having trouble? Please make sure you have version 7 of the Flash browser plugin in order to correctly view this presentation. This software is available as a free download.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • speech problems
  • chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • open bite
  • protruding jaw
  • breathing problems

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences or as a result of trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your dental team will make the decision to proceed with treatment together.
 
If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, the doctors will work closely with your orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional and healthy dental-facial relationship.

2560 Dixwell Ave.
Suite 2A
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 281-3737
87 State St.
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-4381
8 East Main St.
Suite 201
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-3758
850 North Main St. Ext
Bldg 1 Suite 1D
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 678-4200