Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats abnormalities of the underlying facial bones and jaws. Discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws can not only impact on the position of teeth but also influence self-esteem as well as everyday activities including eating, talking and sleeping. In conjunction with orthodontic treatment, corrective jaw surgery will address these problems and improve the overall appearance of your face and smile. Orthognathic surgery is concerned with the movement of the upper and/or lower jaw to move the teeth into a correct bite as well as improving one’s overall facial balance. Jaw surgery is usually performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who primarily specialises in surgery related to the teeth and jaws. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia in a private or public hospital setting.
Using the latest technology, your Orthodontist at Victoria Park Orthodontics will discuss and illustrate to you the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery as well as the issues pertaining to healing, stability and potential risks. Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. At your consultation appointment with us, we will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.