Sometimes, orthodontics alone may not be able to fully correct your bite or malocclusion. When this is the case, orthognathic surgery (“jaw surgery”) is needed to achieve a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile. If we feel that surgery is an option, we will refer you to a local oral surgeon so that you can learn more about your treatment options.

Common reasons for jaw surgery include:

  • Severe overbite
  • Severe open bite
  • Severe overjet
  • Severe underbite