Orthognathic surgery (also called jaw surgery) helps correct jaws that are crooked, out of alignment or too big or too small.
Improperly aligned jaws can lead to trouble chewing, swallowing, speaking, breathing and fully closing your mouth. Moving the jaw into its proper place improves the function and appearance of your mouth, as well as facial symmetry.
Conditions we treat with orthognathic surgery
The oral surgeons at Henry Ford Health are experts at corrective jaw surgery. Braces and other orthodontic devices can correct bite problems only when they result from misaligned teeth. Your orthodontist may refer you to our practice if you need corrective jaw surgery to address an underlying growth problem with your jaw.
Our oral surgeons perform orthognathic surgery to treat conditions such as:
Many of our patients are teens and young adults. They come to us after a referral from their orthodontist. In most cases, you will need orthodontic treatment prior to jaw surgery and possibly again after surgery. We work with your orthodontist throughout your treatment plan to ensure you achieve the best possible result.
Take the next step
If your orthodontist feels you need corrective jaw surgery, our orthognathic surgeons are here to help. Request an appointment today with one our specialists.