Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. These abnormalities can cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Corrective jaw surgery addresses these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Corrective jaw surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can address the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. Dr. Kubik will determine if corrective jaw surgery is an option for you.