In certain more severe situations, patients may need Orthognathic Surgery — also known as corrective jaw surgery. The procedure consists of the bones of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. The jaws can be lengthened, shortened, moved up or down, or in or out. This ultimately solves both functional and aesthetic issues.
A Team Approach
Because orthognathic surgery is complex and involved, it requires both an orthodontist and oral surgeon to complete. When you or your child visits us for this procedure, one of our highly-skilled orthodontists will team up with an equally qualified surgeon to figure out your needs and create a thorough plan.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About Orthognathic Surgery
While the thought of undergoing corrective jaw surgery may seem daunting, we are here to help you and your family throughout every step of the process. Schedule an appointment by calling Shirley Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, at 631-399-1600. We proudly serve all nearby areas, as well.