Orthognathic Surgery | Corrective Jaw Surgery


Eating, speaking, breathing, smiling: all of these daily tasks can be difficult or painful due to misalignment and other jaw issues. We are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthier, better-functioning jaw.

- Dr. Taylor -

You do not have to live with a painful, misaligned jaw! Corrective jaw surgery can move your upper and lower jaw into a more aligned position, correcting bite issues, taking away chronic pain, and improving your appearance. In some cases, jaw surgery can also help with other health issues, including breathing problems and sleep apnea.

If you suffer from one of the following health issues, you may wish to ask your doctor about orthognathic surgery:

  • Facial injury or facial trauma.
  • Birth defect.
  • Difficulty biting, chewing, and swallowing.
  • Chronic TMJ pain and associated symptoms.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and associated symptoms.
  • Open bite or the inability to make your lips meet.
  • A receding or protruding jaw.
  • An imbalanced facial appearance.
  • Difficulty breathing, mouth breathing, or dry mouth.

Is corrective jaw surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre right for you?

We have helped many patients overcome their oral and maxillofacial health issues through corrective jaw surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre.

Our fully-equipped, accredited surgical facility allows us to care for jaw surgery patients from first consultation to follow-up without hospital stays. At the same time, our experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate surgeons will oversee your care every step of the way.

Meet Our Surgeons

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have completed extensive training in both the dental and medical fields – with a special emphasis on the muscle, skin, and bone of the mouth, face, and jaw. Paired with a combined 50 years of experience with corrective jaw surgery, our physicians are more than equipped to help your complete your journey to a healthier, more functional jaw.

R.F. John Holtzen, D.M.D is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Clark O. Taylor, M.D., D.D.S is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and has served as an examiner for both specialty boards.