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Jaw Surgery
Chicago Area


skeleton structure of jaws at Cameo Dental Specialists serving the Chicago Communities.Jaw surgery, or “orthognathic surgery” is necessary when the top and bottom jaws don’t meet correctly. Whether the improper bite has existed since birth, developed over time, or resulted from an injury, you’ve likely experienced difficulties with daily behaviors like chewing food, speaking, and even sleeping comfortably. Cameo Dental Specialists in River Forest, IL is proud to offer jaw surgery, or “orthognathic” surgery to help our patients with misaligned jaws achieve healthy, functional, beautiful smiles.

What is Jaw Surgery?


Jaw surgery is a procedure that straightens or realigns your jaw and corrects related skeletal issues. While misaligned teeth can be straightened with braces and other orthodontic treatments, an improper bite often requires surgery to be fully rehabilitated. During the surgery, one our highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) will straighten and realign the jaw using surgical plates, or templates, screws, and wires.

Patients are given general anesthesia to ensure their comfort during the procedure. After surgery, but before removing braces, we may make small corrections needed to finish your bite. Our team of dental professionals at Cameo Dental Specialists is dedicated to providing you with the utmost care during your jaw surgery and recovery.

Is Jaw Surgery right for you?


People who are best suited to orthognathic surgery are those with an improper bite or jaws that are not positioned correctly such as a severe over or underbite. Jaw growth happens gradually throughout a person’s life, and for some people, their upper and lower jaws may grow at different speeds. With an improperly aligned bite, many problems can occur that affect chewing function, speech, or long-term oral health and even your appearance. Trauma and injuries to the jaw also affect alignment. Congenital disabilities can also contribute to problems with jaw alignment.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, we urge you to call us at (708) 456-7787 to schedule a consultation and see if corrective jaw surgery might be a good option:

•  Difficulty when chewing, swallowing, or biting
•  Unbalanced facial appearance
•  Birth defects
•  Receding or protruding lower jaw or chin
•  Excessive damage or wear to the teeth
•  Difficulty speaking
•  TMJ pain
•  Chronic jaw pain
•  Open bite (space exists between the upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed)
•  Unintentional mouth breathing
•  Sleep apnea impervious to other treatments
•  Inability to close your lips without straining
•  Breathing problems


Jaw Surgery and Technology


We at Cameo Dental Specialists use modern computer-aided techniques and three-dimensional models to show you just how your surgery will be devised. We’ll also use comprehensive facial x-rays to show you how exactly your bite will be improved. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the proposed treatment.

Jaw Surgery Consultation


Before treating an improper bite, we’ll need to see you for a consultation to evaluate if jaw surgery is the best solution for you. During the consultation, you’ll meet with a specialist at Cameo and have X-rays taken. We’ll be sure to answer your questions about the jaw surgery procedure and outline what you can expect as we work to realign and perfect your smile.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in La Grange, River Forest, Berwyn and West Loop serving the Pilsen, Hinsdale, Westchester, Western Springs, Elmhurst, The Loop, South Loop, West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, River North, Humboldt Park, Wrigleyville, Little Village, Cicero and other Chicago communities.

Cameo Dental Specialists provides exceptional dental care with a focus on Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (Dental Implants), and Oral Surgery to the Chicago communities.

River Forest
7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305

708-456-7787
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Berwyn
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402

708-484-9011
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La Grange
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, IL 60525

708-579-0488
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West Loop
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607

312-201-4141
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The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.


7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
708-456-7787
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
708-484-9011
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
708-579-0488
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-201-4141

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