Open Bite: Will Jaw Surgery Correct It?

Jaw surgery and a treatment plan can correct the type of malocclusion where the lower and upper sets of teeth do not properly align, an open bite, refers to the appearance that a patient’s mouth is always open due to abnormalities in jawbone alignment.

Fortunately, by taking an interdisciplinary approach with orthodontics, dental work, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, malocclusions can be corrected. Your oral surgeon is an expert with jaw surgery. After a thorough examination and analysis of your bite, your oral surgeon can develop a treatment plan that corrects the underlying causes of a misaligned or open bite.

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A dental malocclusion of any type can pose serious risks to oral health and a patient’s quality of life. When the upper and lower jaws do not align properly, patients normally experience stress and discomfort around their jawbone area, untimely tooth wear, and difficulty eating foods properly. Genetics, developmental, and birth abnormalities can contribute to malocclusions and open bites.

A multi-disciplinary approach to correct malocclusions involves your jaw surgery expert, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, working with a dentist and an orthodontist to restore teeth, gums, and reposition the jaws so that they align properly and comfortably. This approach, commonly referred to as orthognathic surgery, will involve a customized treatment plan that may include restorative dental work such as crowns to build up a patient’s bite; orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth; and corrective jaw surgery that realigns the jaws to a healthy position.

Open Bite - Will Jaw Surgery Correct It? | Dr Larry Wolford

After treatment is completed, patients will enjoy restored tooth and oral function along with a more comfortable and attractive-looking alignment of the upper and lower jaws. They will also experience relief from strain on the tissues and joints surrounding the jawbone and a reduction in tooth wear and tear.

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By taking a comprehensive approach, your dental professionals will work together to ensure that you enjoy the optimal oral function and an attractive smile. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Larry Wolford’s office using our online contact form or call 214-828-9115


Get To Know Dr. Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Maxillofacial Jaw Surgeon | Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Dr. Larry M. Wolford
The Leading Maxillofacial Revision Surgeon in the World

Dr. Larry M. Wolford, known as a caring and compassionate doctor, surgeon, researcher, lecturer, inventor, is renowned globally as a leading innovator in TMJ (jaw joint) surgery, orthognathic “corrective jaw” surgery, and maxillofacial revision surgery. He has completed many thousands of successful surgeries and is the most recognized, awarded, and referred Maxillofacial surgeon in the World.

Dr. Wolford’s patients travel to Dallas, Tx from all over the world. He has received recognition from his esteemed surgeon colleagues in the form of numerous awards, honors, Who’s Who in the World, and voted one of the leading Maxillofacial Surgeons in the world. Dr. Wolford has tirelessly shared his knowledge, surgical inventions, and expertise with other surgeons having trained hundreds of other surgeons through various fellowships at Baylor and Texas A&M.

Dr. Wolford is the recognized expert in his field as seen on numerous media outlets and by his long list of Google 5 Star reviews. Other oral surgeons, dentists, maxillofacial surgeons regularly refer their most difficult patients to Dr. Wolford because of his superior knowledge, capabilities, and life-changing results.

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Office Location:

Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Baylor University Medical Center, Worth Street Tower 3409 Worth Street, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75246

Experience Matters

Dr. Larry Wolford has over 40 years of complex surgical experience

65% of his practice are patients referred from all over the USA and other countries

Developed many innovative procedures that are the current jaw surgical techniques

Listens to the patient and answers questions with care and compassionate