Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery; also known as corrective jaw surgery or simply jaw surgery, is surgery designed to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmonies or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces.

 This surgery is also used to treat congenital conditions such as cleft palate. Typically during oral surgery, bone is cut moved, modified, and realigned to correct a dentofacial deformity.

The word “osteotomy” means the division, or excision of bone. The dental osteotomy allows surgeons to visualize the jawbone and work accordingly.