The Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery) Program is comprised of a team of specialists dedicated to the treatment of adults and children with jaw conditions, which can range from mild to complex.
Jaw surgery or Orthognathic Surgery is performed to correct an improper bite and misaligned jaws, due to differences in growth rates between the maxilla and the mandible, facial traumas and congenital craniofacial anomalies. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if the malocclusion can't be corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. In most cases, you also have braces on your teeth before surgery, during recovery and after surgery until healing and alignment are complete. Typically during the procedure, the bone is cut, modified and realigned to correct the deformity.
Today's orthognathic surgical treatment for dentofacial deformity consists of simultaneous cosmetic procedures to improve hard and soft tissue contours. These procedures include osseous versus alloplastic genioplasty, septorhinoplasty, cheek implants, liposuction of the neck, lipofilling of the lip and other areas of concern to improve the cosmetic appearance of the patient.
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What We Treat
- Open bite
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Facial Deformity
- Condylar Hyperplasia
- Hemifacial Microsomia, Pierre Robin Sequence & Treacher Collins
Ken Lawrence, DDS
Please call 216.445.4726 if you would like to make an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic pediatric plastic surgeon, or have a patient to refer.