Correction of the jaws by means of an operation, usually combined with orthodontic straightening of the teeth
surgical repositioning of one or both jaws; usually done concurrently with orthodontic repositioning of the teeth
Surgery that involves changing the patient's facial bone structure. Also called cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
Surgery to alter relationships of teeth and/or supporting bones, usually accomplished in conjunction with orthodontic therapy.
To alleviate problems with a patient's bite or jaw alignment (performed in cooperation with a patient's dentist, orthodontist or oral maxillofacial surgeon)
(Jaw) surgery to move forward the whole of the upper jaw, or to move the mandible (lower jaw)
surgery which corrects the jaw bones when they are positioned in such a way as to cause facial disharmony and dental dysfunction.
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders or to correct orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. It is also used in treatment of congenital conditions like cleft palateJosip Bill, Peter Proff, Thomas Bayerlein, Torsten Blens, Tomas Gerdrange and JÃ¼rgen Reuther Orthognathic surgery in cleft patients ,Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 34, Supplement 2, September 2006, Pages 77-81 . Bones can be cut and re-aligned, held in place with plates and screws.