Jaw Correction Surgery / Orthognathic

Jaw correction surgery corrects irregularities of the jaw and can realign the jaws and teeth to improve function and aesthetic. An

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

will examine the patient and perform surgery. Jaw surgery may be an option if problems can’t be fixed with

orthodontics

. Jaw surgery may help with biting + chewing, problems with swallowing,

speech issues

, to minimise excessive wear of teeth, correct bite and jaw closure, improve ability of lips to close over teeth, resolve pain from

TMJ disorders

, repair facial injuries and provide relief for

obstructive sleep apnoea

. The surgeon can work in teams with the patient’s

dentist

and

orthodontist

to find the best course of treatment.

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