Corrective jaw surgery is used at California Oral and Facial Surgery to correct a wide range of skeletal and dental irregularities. Also called orthognathic surgery, this treatment repairs substantial abnormalities of the upper and lower jaws, or both. Possible reasons for corrective jaw surgery include a birth defect, growth defect, traumatic injuries to the jaw, and malocclusion (bad bite). In Alameda, California, corrective jaw surgery may be suggested if you are experiencing one or more of the following conditions:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting food and swallowing
  • Jaw or TMJ pain, generally accompanied by a headache
  • Very worn teeth from improper bite
  • Unbalanced facial features
  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Sleep apnea

To perform corrective jaw surgery, your teeth will first be repositioned with orthodontic measures to ensure your smile fits the new position of your jaw. During corrective jaw surgery, our practiced oral surgeon, Dr. Knoll, will reposition the jawbones according to your specific needs. Sometimes, bone may be taken away or added. Our caring surgical team works hard to ensure you are as comfortable as possible before, during, and after corrective jaw surgery. To schedule your consultation today, we encourage you to contact a member of our oral surgery team. We look forward to caring for your smile.