Orthognathic surgery is done for patients with significant skeletal abnormalities in addition to dental malocclusion. This surgery is otherwise known as corrective jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so no pain will be felt during the surgery.
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Query: Hi doctor, My daughter had braces for four years but her midline is off and she has a gummy smile. Her bite is fine but her teeth are not properly aligned and she does not have bone on her left side. Her orthodontist referred her to a maxillofacial surgeon who says she needs her upper jaw broken and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The procedure which you mentioned is called as orthognathic surgery which is done if there is a skeletal malrelation between the two jaws which cannot be corrected by orthodontics alone. The procedure usually improves the aesthetics of the face and is predictable. The e... Read Full »