Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

Setback Surgery in San Diego’s Mission Valley

When jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws, orthognathic surgery may be needed. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery then repositions the misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who needs orthognathic surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or result from trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a complete examination will be performed.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

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Case Studies

MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT & MAXILLARY IMPACTION
(front) – Before
MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT & MAXILLARY IMPACTION
(front) – After
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery - Before Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery - After
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MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT
(side) – Before
MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT
(side) – After
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery - Before side view Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery - After side view
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MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT & GENIOPLASTY
(side) – Before
MANDIBULAR ENHANCEMENT & GENIOPLASTY
(side) – After
Before Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery After Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
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MANDIBULAR SETBACK
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MANDIBULAR SETBACK
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MAXILLARY IMPACTION & ADVANCEMENT
Case 1 – Before
 
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MAXILLARY IMPACTION & ADVANCEMENT
Case 1 – After
 
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MAXILLARY IMPACTION & ADVANCEMENT
Case 2 – Before
 
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MAXILLARY IMPACTION & ADVANCEMENT
Case 2 – After
 
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MAXILLARY POSTERIOR IMPACTION
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MAXILLARY POSTERIOR IMPACTION
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