Jaw surgery is an integral component of orthodontic treatment for those patients seeking significant changes to their bite, smile, and facial profile. While the jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontics is required in conjunction with the surgery in order for a successful result to take place. Let us walk you through the process below.
When the discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws is very significant we often recommend that our patients have a surgical procedure done in conjunction with their orthodontic treatment. The technical name for the surgery is called orthognathic surgery and it includes several different procedures. The jaw surgery is performed by another dental specialist called an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.