Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)
Orthognathic, or corrective jaw surgery is always performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This particular surgery corrects an unequal jaw growth, making the jaw more functional and well-balanced. In addition to enhancing the patient’s appearance, this surgery also corrects functional issues such as chewing, speaking and breathing. It is, however, vital to note that the overall treatment may take many years to complete, and hence requires a long-term commitment from a patient.