Understanding the Surgical Treatment of Facial and Jaw Deformities

Deformities of the face and jaw can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, including their speech, their ability to properly bite and chew and how comfortable they feel in their own skin. As a triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jose Barrera is uniquely qualified to help improve the appearance, health and function of people… Read More »

Sleep apnea treatment podcast

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Podcast Sleep Apnea Treatment Podcast Obstructive Sleep Apnea Podcast was created on Your Smile Matters with Dr. Ed Staffel, DDS to educate the public about obstructive sleep apnea treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in the United States. Approximately 24% of male and 9% of females have obstructive sleep apnea…. Read More »

Maxillomandibular advancement | Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery

Before and After Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery The featured image is of a patient with obstructive sleep apnea and class 2 malocclusion. The patient presented for treatment of her snoring, sleep apnea, and excessive daytime sleepiness. She also presented for correction of her abnormal bite and crooked teeth. After 12 months of orthodontic management, the patient… Read More »

Maxillofacial Surgery San Antonio | Jaw Surgery | Abnormal Bite Surgery

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera performs jaw surgery or maxillofacial surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and malocclusion. Patients undergo orthodontic evaluation, bite analysis, and facial analysis prior to consideration for jaw surgery. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea as documented by sleep study (polysomnogram) are evaluted for sleep surgery after failing positive… Read More »