Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognthatic surgery (also called corrective jaw surgery) is used to correct many dental and skeletal irregularities, mostly relating to the misalignment of the teeth and jaws. The main goals of orthognathic surgery include an enlarged airway to improve breathing and a correct bite to minimize pain and improve aesthetics.

Below are some conditions that may require orthognathic surgery:

  • Protruding jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet naturally
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Chronic jaw pain and headache
  • Sleep apnea
  • Birth defects
  • Open bite (when your mouth is closed, but there is a space between the upper and lower teeth)

Dr. Matthew Schacht will probably work closely with your orthodontist, as braces will usually need to be worn sometime before or after surgery (or, in some cases, both before and after surgery).


Orthognathic Surgery

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