Corrective jaw surgery is often recommended to treat certain conditions of the jaws and face related to growth, structure, and alignment of the jaws, TMJ disorders, or sleep apnea. These conditions can be congenital or injury related.
Surgery is also performed to correct orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces alone. For instance, when the jaws do not meet properly and teeth do not seem to fit with the jaws, such as cross-bite, over-bite, or under-bite situations, the. teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.