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Experience and expertise in corrective maxillofacial jaw surgery

People who need corrective jaw surgery are usually those with a poor bite or other problems caused by misaligned jawbones. Corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to correct:

  • Birth defects
  • Chronic TMJ pain and headache
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excessive tooth wear
  • Excessive space between the upper and lower teeth with mouth closed
  • Unbalanced facial appearance
  • Facial trauma
  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Mouth breathing
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring 

Also known as orthognathic surgery, corrective jaw surgery is performed by Dr. Richard Williams to correct a wide range of skeletal and dental problems, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. With Dr. Williams' help, you can improve your ability to chew properly, speak clearly and breath normally.

Orthognathic surgery is performed primarily to correct functional problems of the jaws. But it often comes with an extra added benefit. Many of Dr, Williams' patients discover that their appearance has been dramatically enhanced as a result of their corrective jaw surgery. Properly aligned jawbones can enhance the face from the front and side views for a better appearance and profile.

Have you been told you need corrective maxillofacial jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery? Call us at 202-364-9400 (Chevy Chase office) or 301-540-8844 (Germantown) or use our online form to schedule your appointment. Our jaw surgery patients also come to us from neighboring Montgomery locations, including Gaithersburg, Bethesda and Chevy Chase Village, and Washington, DC.