Orthognathic Surgery

Fix your bite with corrective surgery

Orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery for dental irregularities, such as misaligned jaws and teeth that affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health, and even facial appearance.

The following irregularities can exist at birth, be acquired through hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

A consultation involves a complete examination with x-rays. Orthodontics can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required when repositioning is necessary for teeth to meet and function properly.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, your oral surgeon will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment.


We offer a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery services — from dental implants and wisdom tooth removal, to corrective jaw surgery — with patient care provided in both office and hospital settings.