Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery aimed to correct abnormalities of the jaw bones that can be caused by abnormal growth patterns, previous trauma, or congenital defects. Most patients who need orthognathic surgery have severe overbites, underbites, crossbites, or open bites that cannot be corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. Jaw abnormalities can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and they may also contribute to sleep apnea and airway problems. Surgically moving the jaws into the correct positions not only addresses these problems but also improves a patient’s overall facial appearance.

We collaborate with oral surgeons to achieve the optimal esthetic and functional outcomes for our patients through intensive treatment planning. Modern materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength, and predictability to fixate the jaws in their new positions. These state-of-the-art materials plus advances in digital imaging and surgical procedures have reduced recovery time and increased the success of orthognathic surgery, making it an ideal option for some patients. We thoroughly analyze your diagnostic records to determine if orthodontics alone or a combination of orthodontics and surgery can address your needs and concerns.