Jaw surgery / orthognathic surgery includes collective procedures that aim at correcting the functional and esthetic irregularities of the jaws and teeth using a combination of surgical, orthodontic, and restorative dentistry. This improves the overall facial appearance.
What are the problems of having misaligned jaws and / teeth?
Difficulty in chewing food
Obstructive sleep apnea.
Cosmetic disharmony in your facial profile and your smile.
When is it done?
The acceptable overall health of the candidate.
When only braces will not improve the alignment and your overall appearance
Chin abnormalities (excessively protruding chin/chin that is too inside).
Forwardly placed upper front teeth
Small lower jaw