Corrective Jaw Surgery
Many people present to their Dentist or Orthodontist for advice when teeth are not well aligned. Whilst in the majority of cases braces will provide a good result, there are cases when the top or bottom jaw is too big or too small. This jaw mismatch then results in the teeth not being straight. In such cases Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) may be required.
With this type of surgery the upper jaw, lower jaw and chin may be repositioned resulting in the teeth and jaws being more balanced. Patients also commonly experience enhancements to their appearance, speech and self esteem.