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ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: LOWER JAW AND CHIN ADVANCEMENT 


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ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: MAXILLARY JAW ADVANCEMENT 


ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: LOWER JAW AND CHIN ADVANCEMENT 


ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PROCEDURES:

CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY (ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY)

Orthognathic Surgery / Misaligned Jaw Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)

Eating and biting can be difficult for people whose jaws and teeth don’t meet correctly. Some people may be troubled because their faces appear “unbalanced.” Orthognathic surgery is designed to correct bites, function and create a beautiful facial balance.  


Corrective jaw, or orthognathic, surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. Surgery can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. While the patient's appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems. 


There is a misconception - we do not "break the jaw"- the surgery and the location of the incisions are precisely planned and performed. As a matter of fact, 3D and catscan and high-tech computer technology are used to prior to your surgery to increase a successful result. 


The following are some of the conditions that may indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery:

  • Difficulty chewing, or biting food
  • Difficulty swallowingChronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance from the front, or side
  • Facial injury
  • Birth defects
  • Receding lower jaw and chinProtruding jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring)


We work together with your dentist, and orthodontist a to determine whether you are a candidate for corrective jaw, or orthognathic surgery. The Oral Surgeon determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery. It is important to understand that your treatment, which will probably include orthodontics before and after surgery, and may take several years to complete. We understand that this is a long-term commitment for you and your family, and will try to realistically estimate the time required for your treatment. We will also help you financially afford this procedure so that you can enjoy the bite you have always wanted and the function that you deserve!

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ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: UPPER JAW ADVANCEMENT