Orthognatic Surgery

When patients with skeletal jaw problems contact us and have passed the growth-developmental age, it is not possible to correct the jaws with orthodontic / orthopedic appliances. In such cases, orthognathic surgery along with orthodontic treatment can be considered as an option.

Orthognathic surgery is a treatment option that aims to correct the skeletal structure and deformities of the jaws and the relationship between the jaw and face performed by a plastic surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon under general anesthesia.

In which situations is orthognathic surgery required?

  • The upper or lower jaw is too ahead or behind as compared to normal face profile
  • Jaw asymmetry
  • Front open bite (gap between front teeth)
  • Gummy smile due to sagging upper jaw (Gummy smile)
  • Maxillofacial traumas, etc.