Orthognathic Surgery

While nobody wants to have a surgery, sometimes the nature of the problem lies within the jaws.  When the jaws or bones of the face have not grown in harmony, corrective jaw surgery may be the best solution.

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the bite. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the face and smile.

Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, speeds up the recovery period and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials, such as titanium plates and miniature screws, provide stability and strength and eliminate the need for wiring the jaws shut. These advances in technology allow patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you and we will refer you to an Oral Surgeon for a consultation. The visit to the Oral Surgeon will help answer any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery; including how they do the surgery, issues related to the recovery period, and insurance/cost matters.