What is corrective jaw surgery? What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, more commonly known as corrective jaw surgery, is a group of procedures conducted by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to correct abnormalities in the jaws and facial bones caused by injury, genetics, or disease. Corrective jaw surgery is done most commonly to correct problems with the growth of the facial bones. While there are many different types of orthognathic surgery, most procedures allow the surgeon to reposition the bones of the face and jaws to create ideal facial proportion and function.

Corrective jaw surgery is a common treatment for a number of mouth and facial health issues, including bite problems, TMJ disorders, breathing disorders, sleep apnea, and trauma.