Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
Orthognathic surgery is needed when the upper and lower jaws don’t meet correctly and/or the teeth don’t adequately fit within the jaws themselves. Surgery can also be completed to correct any asymmetries. Surgery is usually done in conjunction with orthodontics as the teeth are first straightened with braces and corrective jaw surgery then repositions the misaligned jaw/s into their ideal position and occlusion (the way your bite fits together). This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly in a more harmonious fashion. In fact, this surgery can also address other issues such as obstructive sleep apnea.