Orthognathic surgery is indicated when the upper and lower jaws do not come together correctly, and/or the teeth don’t fit within the jaw. First, the teeth are straightened with orthodontics (braces), and then corrective jaw surgery repositions the misaligned jaw(s). The jawbones are cut and realigned, then held in place with titanium plates and screws.
Orthognathic surgery not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
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People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process, and in some instances the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems, including:
Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary.