Services > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery > Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Unfortunately, teeth do not always align properly. While sometimes this can be corrected with orthodontics and tooth movement, orthognathic surgery is needed when the underlying bony jaws don’t meet correctly or the teeth don’t fit with jaws.
While teeth are straightened with orthodontics, corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly, but can harmonize facial appearance and balance. In addition, orthognathic surgery can also help to correct the following functional issues:
Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with X-rays, facial photos, dental photos and study models. Modern computer techniques and three-dimensional models can be used to plan your surgery, while comprehensive facial X-rays and video stills can be used to show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery.
If you are a candidate for Corrective Jaw Surgery, our doctors will work closely with your orthodontist during your treatment to provide the best possible outcome for you.