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Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery involves the surgical manipulation of the elements of the facial skeleton to restore the proper anatomic and functional relationship in patients with dentofacial skeletal anomalies.

Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
State-of-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment.

Who needs orthognathic surgery?
There are many different types of abnormalities of the jaw structures that can result in facial deformity and improper bite.
These abnormalities in the jaws and facial bones may be congenital (present at birth) or developed during growth and development.
They may also be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary, environmental influences, or trauma/illness to the face.

Any individual with difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated for possible orthognathic surgery:
difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing

  • speech problems
  • chronic jaw or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain
  • mandibular over growth
  • protruding jaw
  • breathing problems

What are the basic goals of orthognathic surgery?

  • function (normal chewing, speech, and respiratory function)
  • esthetics (establish facial harmony and balance)
  • stability (avoid short- and long-term relapse)
  • minimize treatment time (provide efficient and effective treatment)

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics