What is Corrective Jaw Surgery?
Maxillofacial surgery is performed to correct defects, injuries, and diseases affecting the hard and soft tissues of the maxillofacial (face and jaw) region. The surgery involves the improvement of the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face and jaw.
Corrective jaw surgery is performed under general anesthesia to repair major and minor defects such as a receding or protruding jaw, which can affect your appearance and the functioning of your jaw. Your surgeon will reposition the bones in your upper jaw, lower jaw or chin as needed, and add, remove or reshape the bones. Plates, wires, rubber bands, and screws will maintain the jaw in its new place.