Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery, commonly referred to as corrective jaw surgery, repositions the upper and lower jaw bones to help correct severely misaligned upper and lower teeth. Corrective jaw surgery can not only improve your bite but can also enhance the appearance of your teeth and facial aesthetics.
Who needs orthognathic surgery?
Though one of the main goals of corrective jaw surgery is to re-align the upper and lower teeth, there are numerous additional benefits. Many people may benefit from corrective jaw surgery, especially if they are experiencing the following:
- Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
- Speech problems
- Open bite
- Protrusive or retrusive lower jaw
- Sleep apnea or other breathing problems
Some of these conditions and problems are present at birth and some may be acquired over time as we age.