Our jaw is a critical component of our face. It’s much more than simply a tool for chewing. A healthy, aligned jaw plays an important role in proper bite alignment, speech, airflow, and facial symmetry.
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is the clinical term for corrective jaw surgery. This involves one or more surgeries to move the bones of the upper or lower jaws, or both. The goal of these surgeries with Dr. Cabret is proper alignment of the upper and lower jaw. To achieve this, the jaws are lengthened or shortened, moved up or down, in or out. This corrects the alignment of the jaws, which improves the way they function and fit together.