Abnormalities That Can Be Corrected
Jaw abnormalities that may be corrected with this jaw surgery include:
- Jaws that are too large
- Jaws that are too small
- Jaw That is too far forward
- A jaw that is too far back
- Crooked Jaw
- A significant gap between upper and lower front teeth
- Your bite may be crooked
Causes can vary and may be present at birth, develop as you grow or be due to a disease or trauma to the face.
If you need orthognathic surgery, this is usually planned in conjunction with orthodontic treatment provided by your orthodontist/ dentist.
Your oral surgeon may recommend surgery if your jaw problem cannot be effectively treated by orthodontics alone.