Jaw Surgery

At Morita Orthodontics, our mission is to create beautiful smiles through quality education in orthodontics and by staying on the brink of technological advances so we can provide you and your family with the best possible care. One orthodontic option we can offer is corrective jaw surgery. Corrective jaw surgery straightens and realigns the jaw, correcting irregularities in the jaw bones. These corrections enhance the way your teeth work as well as improve your overall facial profile.

Jaw surgery is a corrective option for our patients with oral issues that cannot be fixed with orthodontics unaccompanied. Dr. Randal Morita and Dr. Scott Morita use the latest digital imaging technology to minimize treatment time, recovery, and effectiveness of jaw surgery for their patients. This grants our patients the ability to return to their normal routines shortly after their jaw surgery treatment.

Types Of Jaw Surgery Offered by Morita Orthodontics

Our doctors at Morita Orthodontics can perform jaw surgery on the upper jaw, lower jaw, chin or any combination of these.

  • Mandibular Setback – This type of orthodontic surgery corrects a proceeding lower jaw. Our orthodontists will make cuts behind the molars so that the jaw can be moved to its new position.
  • Maxillary Impaction Gummy Smile – This type of orthodontic surgery is performed on the upper jaw to correct too much of teeth or gums showing.
  • Mandibular Advancement Lips Closed – This type of orthodontic surgery is done on the lower jaw to correct a receding lower jaw and open bite. Our orthodontist will cut behind the molars to move the jaw into its new position.
  • Maxillary Advancement With Mandibular Setbacks – This type of orthodontic surgery is a two step procedure to correct a receding lower jaw and upper jaw.

After jaw surgery, our team will provide you with care instructions about what you can eat, oral hygiene, your level of strenuous activity, and when to return to school or work. Generally, initial jaw healing is completed within six weeks but can take up to 12 weeks after surgery.

Results of Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery from Morita Orthodontics can correct a wide range of dental and skeletal irregularities. Correcting alignment of the jaw with jaw surgery can include the following results:

  • Improved functionality of your teeth.
  • Several health benefits from enhanced chewing, better overall sleeping and he ability to breathe better.
  • Improvements in speech impediments.
  • Overall better appearance from a balanced appearance of your face.

Schedule An Appointment With Morita Orthodontics Now!

When you come and see us at any of our office locations in Honolulu and Aiea, you are sure to experience an orthodontic treatment that you can’t find anywhere else. Our team is warm and welcoming, looking to serve you in any way they can. Don’t wait for your smile, schedule an appointment to come and see us now by calling our Aiea office at (808) 486-5505 or our Honolulu office at (808) 941-3355 or you can fill out an online appointment request form. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Types of Jaw Surgery

 

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

 

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

Locations

1441 Kapiolani Blvd #1000, Honolulu, HI 96814

1441 Kapiolani Blvd #1000, Honolulu, HI 96814

98-1247 Kaahumanu St #325, Aiea, HI 96701

98-1247 Kaahumanu St #325, Aiea, HI 96701