Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery

Orthognathic surgery can be performed to reposition the upper jaw, lower jaw, or chin in order to correct major and minor skeletal irregularities. Correcting the misalignment of jaws and teeth can improve chewing, speaking, and breathing. Orthognathic surgery requires careful coordination between the orthodontist and the oral surgeon.


Typically, this treatment requires a pre-surgical phase of orthodontics to align the patient’s teeth before an oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgery. After the surgery is complete, a short post-surgical phase of orthodontics allows our doctors to fine-tune the patient’s occlusion.


State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength, and predictability to surgical treatment. These advances in technology, procedures, and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.