Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery) Indianapolis, IN

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 a misaligned jaw. 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 is necessary.

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 can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

Technology & Orthognathic Surgery

Our Doctors use modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the treatment prescribed. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of orthognathic surgery.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, our doctors will work closely with your dentist and 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.

Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 13 Jaw Surgery reviews.

Patient Review

I came in after an accident in a lot of pain. Dr. Bojrab was very knowledgeable and Michelle was so helpful. Dr. Bojrab and his staff made the most difficult period of my life bearable. The recovery period was long after surgery. My mouth was wired shut for 6 weeks. But, Dr. Bojrab and Michelle prepared me for the surgery and recovery process. I felt well cared for during surgery and at every office visit. I would recommend them to anyone. I wish I could give them a 6 star rating because they deserve it!

- Kathy W

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I was referred to Dr. Schier because I had a bone growth on the outside of my jaw, which is called Tori. I have had this condition all of my adult life but in recent months I started experiencing pain. After a consultation with Dr. Schier he assured me he could help. The day of the procedure Dr. Schier put me at ease was able to correct the issue and followed up with a phone call that evening. Every person we interacted with at the office was caring, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend this office.

- Sharma B

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Dr. Bojrab and his staff were great. He took the time to explain things and answer my questions. He made me feel very comfortable during an unpleasant time in my life. (Jaw fracture and wiring). I will definitely come back if I ever need anything else done!

- Chris S

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I was totally at ease because the procedure was explained to me. Postoperative instructions were clear and concise.

- Linda G

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Great job. No pain

- Frank B

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Great place did great work on my son...

- Jasmine G

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Loved Dr. Bojrad. He was very kind and took time to explain things to me.

- Julie S

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My case was an emergency setting, but the staff treated me kindly and courteously, even on a Sunday morning!!

- Carol F

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I know I will be back and I feel confident and safe having Dr. Bojrab taking care of me.

- Nicole K

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Great staff and care. I liked the doctor himself called to check on me that afternoon.

- Judy R

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Staff was very caring. Dr. B is the best!

- Debbie P

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I am happy with the surgery, and I'm excited to have the swelling go down.

- Matthew G

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Doctor Bojarb, you and your staff have been nothing but exceptional and I am so great full to have been given you as a referral to address my wife Jennifer's onsteonecrosis diagnosis. I email you because the Infectious disease doctor's first opportunity to see Jennifer is on Wednesday the 14th. is there anything you can do to facilitate the urgency for my wife's overwhelming pain and treatment with the IV antibiotics? this is way to long for her to wait and literally suffer until being seen. it there anyone else in the IU hospital group that you may refer? i am VERY concerned for her well being, see is in grave pain. thank you Robert Kalem 317-223-3772 again thank you from the bottom of my heart

- Jennifer K

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