Jaw Surgery

Transformative Surgery

Experienced Care, Exceptional Results

If your dentist or orthodontist has recommended you undergo corrective jaw surgery in Gahanna and Upper Arlington, OH, know you’ve come to the right place by choosing Ellis Oral Surgery. By its very nature, jaw surgery can feel highly intimidating and complex, especially if this is your first major surgery. Our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Erik Evans, specializes in orthognathic surgery and it’s one of his sole focuses at our practice. Where other surgeons may occasionally provide jaw surgery, Dr. Evans does so routinely, using advanced techniques and technology, all while you are comfortably under anesthesia. You’ll be in experienced and skilled hands and get the results you need to live a functional, confident, and healthy life.

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  • Dr. Evans explains orthognathic surgery

Why Jaw Surgery Is Necessary

When teeth are misaligned, an orthodontist can generally correct these issues with braces. However, when one or both jaws are misaligned, whether due to injury, birth defects, or dissimilar growth rates, orthognathic surgery is often necessary to restore function, occlusion, and balance to the face. If you’re considering jaw surgery, it’s most likely because this misalignment is causing interference with your everyday functioning, including eating, talking, breathing, swallowing, and even the confidence you feel in your appearance. Many of our patients also experience TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and chronic grinding and clenching as a result of jaw misalignment or deformity.

The great news is that, through careful planning and skillful surgery, we can offer transformational results. We can restore the proper alignment and position of your jaws so you can open and close your mouth comfortably, chew and speak properly, and live without pain or discomfort. Our goal with jaw surgery is primarily to correct bite and functional issues, but with the expertise and skill of our oral surgeon, your treatment will result in better facial balance and an improved appearance, too.

What Jaw Surgery Treats

  • Protruding lower jaw
  • Receding lower jaw
  • Open bite
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Malocclusion
  • TMJ disorder
  • Sleep apnea
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Experience Surgery with Us

It’s ok to feel nervous about your surgery, but you don’t need to worry about the experience you’ll have at our office. We’re not only specialized in treating dentofacial deformities, but care for you with compassion in an atmosphere that helps you feel safe and comfortable. We’ve equipped our practices with the technology and resources to make these surgeries possible right in our own treatment suites. And we have the capacity to provide general anesthesia, which our anesthesiologist administers and monitors throughout your entire procedure.

As experts in oral and maxillofacial surgeries, we’ve mastered the techniques and technology needed to provide exceptional care for our patients. With this superior level of skill and experience, we can help patients restore jaw health and function, replace all their teeth with the revolutionary TeethXpress® protocol, and provide facial rejuvenating services to improve confidence in how they look. Rest assured, you will be receiving treatment from the experts in jaw surgery and some of the most specialized surgeons in the metro Columbus area.


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