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Can Oral Surgery Correct My Speech Problems?


Posted on 1/23/2023 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Can Oral Surgery Correct My Speech Problems?Conditions ranging from psychological to medical can cause difficulties in communicating. Braces can be an effective treatment option during crooked or missing teeth or a lack of space between the teeth. Besides misaligned teeth, several diseases might affect one's communication ability; braces cannot fix bone-related issues alone.

So, How Do We Deal with Speech Disorders?


When jaw misalignments or size are to blame for a person's speech difficulties, oral surgery alone or in conjunction with teeth extractions or braces can provide remarkable results. Orthognathic surgery has the added benefit of improving a patient's overall look.

The first step in determining treatment is to schedule a consultation to discuss the patient's concerns and examine their mouth and teeth. To determine the actual severity of the issue and the work that has to be done, oral surgeons may take X-rays and models of the teeth during this or a subsequent appointment. The jaw will be remodeled based on these images and possibly further imaging and computer-aided analyses. As part of the surgical procedure, several teeth may need to be extracted.

In addition to administering pain medication, doctors may advise patients on what to eat, how much they should relax, and whether or not they should return to work immediately after surgery. Different factors can increase or decrease the average healing time from six weeks to a year. There should be no relapse after the correction, and most people report noticeable improvements in their speech and appearance.

Reach Out to Us Today


Oral surgeons are the people to go to if you are having trouble pronouncing certain words due to a misalignment of your teeth or problems with the size or shape of your jawbone. We are excited to help you regain your confidence in social interactions by performing orthognathic surgery. Please make an appointment or request a consultation today by calling or contacting us online.


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