Corrective Jaw Surgery in Paramus NJ

About Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is needed when the top and bottom jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t adequately fit within the jaw. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Who needs orthognathic surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that may affect chewing function, speech, or long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary.

Problems needing Jaw Surgery Treatment

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Do you have any of the symptoms listed above?
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Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your dental team can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Technology & Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. DeFalco uses modern computer-aided techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the proposed treatment.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. DeFalco will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

A patient getting a panoramic x-ray of her jaw

What to Expect

  • Corrective jaw surgery is a significant intervention requiring many months of preparation.
  • The surgery is performed in the hospital and can last between one to eight hours.
  • Hospital stays of one to three days are normal.
  • Braces are maintained during surgery and may need to be removed six to twelve months after surgery.
  • The greatest impact of orthognathic surgery is the recovery phase.
  • Patients typically may be off work/school from two weeks to one month after surgery.
  • Return to normal chewing function may take 2 months and full
    function may take one year.
  • Our goal is to ensure you are well taken care of during and after surgery.
  • Weekly appointments are required for up to two months after surgery.

Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Great Staff. Excellent environment. Dr. DeFalco is very caring and professional. Highly skilled.

- Gregory C

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Dr Defalco was very friendly, informative about procedure. Would recommend him for sure.

- Bill I

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Outstanding patient care, I was put at ease by Dr. DeFalco's friendly staff as soon as I got thru the door. Dr. DeFalco is truly an expert in his field, his technique is caring, painless and over before u realize.

- Steve R

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Very professional, friendly

- Thomas H

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just a great experience.

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Very pleased with the service I received from Dr. DeFalco and how professional the staff are. Their office is so easy to get to and very clean. My pain was severe and Katie placed me on the cancellation list. I was more than happy when she called me back to get me in before a long weekend. I give this office A+ for taking care of me and following up the next day. I highly recommend this office. Thank you!!!

- Miriam P

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I cant even put into words how wonderful dr de falco and his entire staff are!!!!! I had to have a tooth extracted and was very nervous. From just calling to scheduling my appointment, i knew i was going to a caring, kind, and expert place!!!!! Everyone there is so kind and caring. I am so happy I was actually amazed that there were no scarey things to see. Nothing! No instruments….nothingg but a nice tv show on! It was so fast and totally painless! I highly recommend dr de falco and his wonderful staff!!!!!!! Very happy patient…i am

- Joann K

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I have had bad experiences with dentists since I was very young I am so impressed by your office about removing a tooth. Your office is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend your office to anyone. Friendly staff clean office very accommodating about scheduling and getting in and having work done I can’t thank you and your staff enough for giving me the confidence that I have been lacking for a very long time

- JoAnn Regino

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I needed to have a wisdom tooth removed. There was a concern because I am well over forty years of age. The procedure went extremely well. I could not believe how fast the procedure took. The staff and Dr De Falco are excellent. Highly recommend them. Very professional and courteous. Thank you to Dr. De Falco and his staff

- Tom M

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Dr DeFalco is a no nonsense Oral surgeon. Straight forward in dealing with my case.I was in an out with my wisdom tooth pain misery taken out. Hats off Dr. Robert

- Rafael Ramon R

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I got my Wisdom teeth out and the Surgery Couldn’t of gone any more perfect. The staff was beyond helpful during the procedure and it was the cleanest/easiest extraction. You are always in their best interest. They will call you a day after your procedure to make sure you are doing well and answer any questions you may have. Just overall a great experience and very professional. Thanks Again!

- Alfred N

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Very friendly and professional service.

- Larry G

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Second tooth extraction...best oral surgeon ever!!! Very talented with extraction and great personality. Erick and painless! Wife got one taken it too...same comments.

- Walt H

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Was highly recommended to see Dr.D for 2 extractions...from booking my appointment to having them extracted everything was done professionally...Dr.D and his staff get an A +...he explained everything he was doing and reassured me that the pain would be minimal and procedures quick...everything was true...thank you Dr.D and staff....would highly recommend this practice...

- Jeff S

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Dr. DeFalco took me in as an emergency. His staff made the entire process easy - patient forms, insurance, everything. On the day of the procedure, I was taken in at the scheduled time (zero wait time), and was finished pain-free in about 15 minutes. The entire visit could not have been better. I am grateful to Dr. DeFalco and all his staff for their care, compassion, and professionalism.

- Alex K

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I got two Wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. DeFalco last month and it was the best dental experience i've ever had! I previously got my other wisdom teeth removed by another surgeon and was horrible in pain for several weeks. Dr. DeFalco and his staff made the whole process seamless. He walked me through the entire procedure and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. The extraction sites healed perfectly and I only experienced mild pain for 2 days. I'm so happy I decided to go here and would definitely recommend it for all your oral surgery needs. Thank you to Dr. DeFalco and his staff!

- Yanni T

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Excellent care clean fast efficient

- Kathy D

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My son had 4 wisdom teeth removed. Dr. DeFalco and his staff are wonderful. They walked us through every step and made us completely at ease. They are professional and friendly and I would absolutely recommend to anyone!

- Karen C.

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Dr D has so much love for what he does and he cares so much about his patients. How many offices call you the next day , to see how you feel? Not too many in my opinion. People need a Dentist that is a one on one, not these big offices that everytime you go there you see someone else. I want and need a one on one and Dr D delivers this to the max.... Love all of the staff and do not have any fears when I walk in the door.

- Donna S

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The process in this office, the doctor and the staff - the best. No one likes to endure dental work, but this office brings it to a level where it's really no big deal. And again, 100% painless.

- Edward R

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