What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is used to correct abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Orthognathic surgery is typically performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in combination with an orthodontist. To ensure that you receive the best possible treatment and results, we use the latest in advanced digital imaging technology to demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. We utilize computerized treatment planning to minimize treatment times, recovery periods, and the overall efficacy of your surgery.

Do I need orthognathic surgery?

In some cases, your orthodontic issues can be solved through orthodontic treatment, eliminating the need for orthognathic surgery. Dr. Johnson will carefully examine your smile to provide you with the best treatment recommendations. You may benefit from orthognathic surgery if your facial, jaw, and teeth abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, sleeping, speaking, and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery can also improve your overall facial profile. For more information on orthognathic surgery and to find out whether it is right for you, we invite you to contact All Kids Dental Pediatrics & Orthodontics.