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 repositions a misaligned jaw.This not only Improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Orthognathic is also known as corrective jaw surgery that is designed to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces.

Reasons to be evaluated:

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

Why it is done:

  • Makes biting and chewing easier
  • Corrects problems with swallowing and speech
  • Minimizes wear and breakdown of teeth
  • Correct bite fit or jaw closure issues, such as when the molars touch but the front teeth do not touch (open bite)
  • Correct facial imbalance (asymmetry), such as small chins, underbites, overbites and crossbites
  • Improve the ability of the lips to fully close comfortably
  • Relieve pain cause by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and other jaw problems
  • Repair facial injury or birth defects
  • Provide relief for sleep apnea