Corrective Jaw Surgery is also known as Orthognathic Surgery. In some cases, when the jaws are not aligned correctly, it can affect a person’s ability to eat, speak, breathe or sleep. Severe misalignment can affect a person’s appearance, which can affect a person’s psychological well-being.
While an orthodontist can correct the alignment of teeth, a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon can safely perform surgery necessary to correct alignment of the jaws.
The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has provided a video explaining Orthognathic Surgery in some detail. If you have any questions, contact us to schedule an appointment with our board certified oral surgeons.