Corrective Jaw Surgery

Occasionally, as your face develops, there can be a mismatch with how your upper and lower jaws grow. This may result in an uneven bite, jaw pain, headaches or other complications. Sometimes, crowded teeth may be straightened through braces; however, in some cases, corrective jaw surgery is necessary to lengthen or reposition the jawbones. In these cases, Dr. Rozanski and Dr. Schlieder may recommend corrective jaw surgery to improve your facial appearance and ensure that the jaws and bite are functioning correctly.

Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?

Jawbones grow at different rates, meaning that certain patients may find that their upper and lower jaws are uneven (known as an underbite or overbite). This can lead to additional issues like inefficient chewing function, improper speech, long-term oral health problems and excessive force on the temporomandibular joint. While orthodontics can treat misaligned teeth, corrective jaw surgery may be required when the jaws are misaligned.

Candidates for orthognathic surgery include patients who experience:

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  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or temporomandibular joint pain
  • Open bite
  • Patients with an underbite or overbite
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

These problems can either be the result of a skeletal growth and development or acquired as a result of trauma or environmental influences. Before undergoing treatment, however, your [dr_type] at [practice_name] will perform a full consultation complete with 3D imaging to better understand and explain the necessary course of treatment. During this time, you should ask any questions of your surgeon that you might have so that you and your surgical team can make an informed decision to proceed with treatment together.

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If you or your family member needs treatment, has questions about oral and maxillofacial care, or simply wants to know more about our services, contact us today to set up a consultation with our qualified and highly skilled surgeons!

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Technology and Orthognathic Surgery

Our practice makes use of the latest computer imaging technology to help you understand your treatment process from beginning to end. Using comprehensive imaging modalities, we can use virtual surgery planning to reliably predict the final position of the jaws. Each and every patient is unique, and our goal is to help you get the functional and aesthetic result for your specific needs.


Anesthesia is a crucial part of modern surgery, and Great Basin Oral and Facial Surgery offers a complete spectrum of choices to best suit your unique physiology and preferred comfort level.

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