Corrective Jaw Surgery
Correcting jaw and dental irregularities for improved function
Corrective jaw surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized procedure performed by our oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It is designed to correct a wide range of skeletal and dental irregularities, including misaligned jaws and teeth.
The goal of corrective jaw surgery
The primary goal of this surgery is to address functional problems such as breathing, chewing, and speaking difficulties. While the surgery can significantly improve a patient’s appearance, its primary focus remains on resolving functional issues.
A team approach
Your orthodontist and our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will work in collaboration to assess your suitability for orthognathic surgery. Our board-certified specialists will evaluate your condition and determine the appropriate corrective jaw surgical procedures required and subsequently perform the surgery. It is essential to recognize that your treatment plan, which typically involves orthodontics before and after the surgery, is a gradual process rather than a one-time event. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists understand that this is a long-term commitment for each patient and their family.