Revolutionary Treatment to Improve Jaw Function & Facial Aesthetics
Dr. Alfi is a leading practitioner in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a particular interest in corrective jaw surgery. Patients suffering from an improper bite or skeletal issues with the upper or lower jaw can receive life-changing treatment for improved jaw function and facial aesthetics. At Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we utilize the latest virtual 3D scanning to create custom designed plans and plates for each patient. This revolutionary treatment eliminates scars and the need to harvest bone from the hip so surgery and recovery are faster. To learn more, please contact Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery to schedule an appointment.
Results of Orthognathics at AOS
The Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic (jaw) surgery corrects asymmetry of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws and teeth to improve their function. Making these corrections can provide many benefits such as:
Improve bite function
Orthognathic surgery realigns the jaws to give the teeth optimal bite function. When biting, chewing, and swallowing are easier, patients can enjoy foods they couldn’t previously consume.
Correct problems with speech
Pronunciation and speaking properly can become an embarrassing challenge with misaligned jaws. Corrective jaw surgery frees patients from their former impediments allowing them to talk clearly and easily.
Misaligned jaws place added stress on the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Once jaw surgery is completed, joint pain can disappear. This is often a compelling reason patients choose to have jaw surgery.
Repair facial injury or birth defects
Growth-related maxillofacial deformities resulting from birth defects, disease, or trauma can be corrected with reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Alfi’s intraoral surgical approach corrects issues without leaving any visible scars.
Provide relief for obstructive sleep apnea
Misaligned jaws can affect the anatomy of the upper airway and lead to obstruction. Orthognathic surgery can open the airway and provide life-changing results.
Correct facial imbalance
Small chins, underbites, overbites, and crossbites can cause facial asymmetry and affect the appearance. Orthognathic surgery can correct these issues and improve facial aesthetics.
Jaw Defects & Reconstruction
Patients may develop jaw defects for a variety of reasons. Injuries due to facial trauma or infection can cause damage to the jaw bone. Defects can also result from an impaired development process preventing certain regions from fully forming. Oral pathologies such as cysts, tumors, or head and neck cancers can also lead to jaw deformities.
When severe skeletal defects can not be resolved with orthodontics Dr. Alfi performs reconstruction of the maxillary (upper jaw) and/or mandibular (lower jaw) to restore facial aesthetics and improve jaw function. Surgical interventions like this often result in lengthy recovery times and visible scars. Bone grafts are also often a part of facial reconstruction care. Dr. Alfi has pioneered an intraoral surgical approach where all incisions are made within the mouth, eliminating visible scars and leading to faster recovery times. With this revolutionary approach and the application of ViviGen® grafting materials, we can rebuild bone without the need for additional procedures.
At Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we use the latest cutting edge technology and 3D imaging to determine the extent of the defect. Our virtual surgical planning allows us to determine the precise type of reconstruction needed and provides detailed guides to execute your procedure with the utmost precision. Contact our office to learn more about jaw defects and reconstruction procedures in Houston, TX.
Our practice uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology and virtual surgical planning for accurate diagnoses, detailed surgical guides, and faster recovery times for patients.
TMJ fractures occur when there is direct trauma to the face. Most often, the jaw breaks along the condyles, the rounded projections on either side of the jaw bone. Dislocation of the joints may also cause fractures. Car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and assaults are the most common causes of TMJ fractures.
Dr. Alfi is an expert in the care of facial trauma and reconstruction surgery. Patients can find comfort in their surgical capabilities to get them through the entire care process. The first step in the treatment process will be a thorough exam of your face to check for bruising, swelling, or protrusions on either side of your face. At this time we will also evaluate your pain level. It is important that you pay attention to the discomfort in your jaw as you chew and note any increases to your pain level. The doctors may also take X-rays to determine if you have a fracture and the extent of the break. Depending on the severity, treatment for a jaw fracture may require surgery. Clean breaks can sometimes heal on their own when the jaw is immobilized.
Types of Anesthesia
There are a variety of anesthesia and sedation options available at our practice.
Jaw Surgery Procedure & Recovery
Orthognathic surgery is a team effort between an oral surgeon and an orthodontist. At Alfi Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we utilize the latest 3D technology and virtual surgical planning to revolutionize orthognathic surgery. Working with your orthodontist, we will create detailed surgical plans and guides that cut down on time needed for surgery and recovery. Each patient and every procedure is given this detailed attention for precise surgical execution.
Dr. Alfi’s intraoral surgical approach eliminates visible scars by making every incision inside the mouth. During the procedure, your oral surgeon will surgically align the jaws following the detailed guides created during the virtual planning and secure the plates with screws. This procedure is typically performed in a hospital or surgical center using general anesthesia. Post-surgical recovery requires several days in the hospital to monitor your condition. Upon discharge you will be provided with detailed instructions that outline what to eat, how to maintain proper oral hygiene, and what to do to have a smooth and comfortable recovery.
Dr. Alfi’s commitment to research and education has kept him at the forefront of innovation and a true leader in the intraoral technique. He continues to share his knowledge and skill set with fellow surgeons in his field.
Jaw Surgery in Houston, TX
Hear From Orthognathic Surgery Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing orthognathic surgery at our office.
Reviews From Our Orthognathic Surgery Patients
Alexa Reviews Her Orthognathic Surgery Procedure
"Hi, I’m Alexa and I live in Lake City, and I had jaw surgery. Dr. Alfi’s staff was very great. They were very kind and patient with you, and they always made you feel very comfortable. Dr. Alfi as a person was very calm and collected and made me feel very calm and confident and at ease whenever I was around him. My procedure went very, very well and the recovery process was very smooth and easy. My quality of life has improved a lot since the procedure. To have a beautiful and healthy smile now makes me feel really great and makes me feel a lot more confident about myself. I was so glad to have my procedure at this practice. Everybody was amazing here, and they were very sweet and kind and very helpful. I would definitely 100% recommend Alfi Oral Surgery."
Jonathan Reviews His Orthognathic Surgery Procedure
"My name is Jonathan, I live in Katy, Texas, and Dr. Alfi operated on me for a sagittal split osteotomy and a LeFort I jaw advancement surgery. When I first walked into Alfi’s practice, essentially, it was extremely comforting, really. Dr. Alfi is extremely personable and answered any questions we may have had promptly. My procedure went way better than any possible expectation for me. I have improved memory. My breathing is better. My sleep apnea has gone away. I woke up and I actually took a breath, and it felt like I could breathe for the first time in a long time. I would highly recommend Alfi Oral Surgery. They are amazing."
Nazaren Reviews Her Orthognathic Surgery Procedure
"Hello, my name is Nazaren, I live in Houston, and I had reconstructive jaw surgery. When I first walked in, into the practice, they made me feel welcomed, at ease, and comfortable. I received text and videos from my doctor from WUWTA. The videos were able to help me feel more educated into jaw surgery. My procedure went really well and I’m so happy with the recovery. Now that I have a beautiful and healthy smile, thanks to Dr. Alfi, I was able to grow more confidence. I would highly recommend Dr. Alfi for oral surgery."
Adi Reviews His Orthognathic Surgery Procedure
"Hi, I’m Adi. I live in Houston. I had lower jaw surgery and five dental implants. The staff are really awesome—they’re so friendly, so professional. You become friends with them, and that is important to me. Dr. Alfi is amazing—he’s human before anything else, friendly, kind, very passionate. I love the WUWTA service. It helped me be prepared more physically and mentally for the upcoming procedure. After what Dr. Alfi did, now I can eat like a champ. Many of these teeth have been done by Dr. Alfi, and I am proud to say it. I will always highly recommend Alfi Oral Surgery."
Nancy Reviews Her Orthognathic Surgery Procedure
"Hi, my name is Nancy. I’m from Houston, Texas. My daughter Nazaren had reconstructive jaw surgery. The staff at the practice is very friendly and kind and very helpful too. The doctor was amazing. He’s really kind-hearted, and he explained everything really good to us. I received text and video instructions through WUWTA. The videos helped me and my daughter get more prepared. My daughter’s procedure went really well, and her recovery was amazing. As a mother, it feels amazing to know that my daughter feels good about herself. I’m really grateful that I took in my daughter for this procedure. It changed her life. I would recommend this practice to anyone I know."
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