Orthognathic surgery, known more commonly as corrective jaw surgery, is necessary when dental malalignment or skeletal irregularities begin to impair the teeth and jaws. There are a variety of functional problems that can arise from dental malalignment, including trouble breathing, chewing, and speaking. Corrective jaw surgery is typically the best way to improve the quality of life for clients experiencing these issues, and at the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we help restore the skeletal structure to a healthy position. Dr. Husam Elias is a maxillofacial plastic surgeon who will create a treatment plan that results in a healthy alignment and a renewed appearance.
What is corrective jaw surgery?
Many individuals experience facial deformities that impact how they carry out daily tasks. Eating, drinking fluids, smiling, and breathing, all become more complicated when the facial skeletal structure is malaligned. In order to adjust these irregularities, corrective jaw surgery is performed with results that create a more aesthetically pleasing countenance and a healthier bite. It is also used when bite abnormalities can’t be adjusted with orthodontic treatment alone. Corrective jaw surgery refers to a number of surgical procedures used to correct the jaw, and these procedures are completed with the collaboration of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Corrective jaw surgery works to alleviate a variety of skeletal alignment issues such as an underbite, overbite, crossbite, open bite, sleep apnea and facial asymmetry. Cosmetic adjustments like facial contouring and facial feminization procedures are also possible with an orthognathic operation.