ires the assistance of a oral maxillofacial surgeon to move the jaws to assist orthodontic treatment. Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) is performed to correct abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. These abnormalities can cause difficulties associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities.
Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Orthognathic surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.