When a patient requires jaw straightening or realignment that cannot be effectively treated through traditional orthodontic treatment, orthognathic surgery may be an option. While orthognathic surgery may improve the aesthetics of your jawline and face, it will also increase your jaw function and decrease pain.
The orthognathic treatment process begins with computerized imaging in order to establish and exhibit the benefits that can be achieved through surgical correction. Surgery and treatment will be determined prior to the day of your surgery. Once your jaws are repositioned, very small screws and titanium plates are used to strengthen and stabilize your jaw.
Thanks to the improvements made in the orthognathic field, patients are able to return to their daily activities fairly expeditiously following surgery.