What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Sometimes the relationship between the upper and lower jaw requires more substantial realignment than can be achieved with orthodontics alone.
Orthognathic surgery can surgically reposition the jaws, realigning them and improving the way they function. It can lengthen or shorten the jaws, move them up or down or in or out. Surgery is used in conjunction with orthodontics, creating a more harmonious relationship and improving overall facial aesthetics.
Often it is necessary to wear braces before orthognathic surgery, and during healing until teeth and jaws are realigned correctly.