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Orthognathic surgery is a type of surgery which is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, or an OMS. The procedure, which is done in a hospital setting involves realigning and straightening the jaws. This is done through the use of surgical plates, templates, wires and screws.
This treatment option is a solution to help correct severe malocclusion, which is an improper bite. It has to be severe enough to hamper daily activities such as eating and talking. It can make it difficult to simply chew up your food properly. In some cases, it complicates sleep apnea too. Many people can have associated headaches, gum discomfort or joint pain. People who should consider Orthognathic surgery include: