Corrective Surgery

Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery or Jaw and Teeth Corrective Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is designed to correct bony and dental discrepancies in the mandible (lower jaw) and maxilla (upper jaw) as well as their relationship to each other.  It is commonly undertaken on many people whose teeth will not come together or mesh properly but are unable to  be solved with orthodontic appliances (e.g. braces) alone.

There are many applications for orthognathic surgery and most are considered functional rather than cosmetic.  Due to the complexity of orthognathic procedures and the variables involved, it is impossible to offer any futher information without specialist x-rays of the area and an initial consultation.

NB: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.