Jaw Corrective Surgery Melbourne

Correction and realignment of the jaw bone and teeth.

What Is Jaw Corrective Surgery?

Jaw Corrective Surgery, also known as Orthognathic Surgery, is a procedure that assists patients with a misaligned jaw or teeth. Corrective jaw surgery aids in the day to day effectiveness of speaking, chewing and breathing, while also improving the overall aesthetic look of the jaw and face. 

While the surgery is not performed at Camberwell Orthodontic Group, it is done in tandem with braces and orthodontic advice both before and after surgery.

Can Jaw Surgery Help Me?

Jaw Corrective Surgery is most beneficial for patients with receding or protruding jaws. People who suffer with difficulties with speech, breathing (such as sleep apnoea) and chewing may also benefit from Orthognathic Surgery.

Concerns with overall facial aesthetics can potentially be addressed with jaw corrective surgery.

Get in touch with Camberwell Orthodontic Group

The Next Step

If you think you could benefit from Jaw Corrective Surgery, we recommend a consultation with one of our experienced Orthodontic team.

From there, we would work closely with an Orthognathic Surgeon to formulate a plan to ensure the best possible results for our patients.

Dentist examines x-ray of jaw

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the whole process take?

Approximately 2 years, but can vary on severity.

When do you perform Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery is best performed once the jaw has stopped growing – typically ages 17 to 21 for boys and ages 14 to 16 for girls.

Will there be a scar?

As most jaw surgeries are performed inside the mouth, there will be no visible scars.

Questions?

Our friendly team is ready to help answer any questions about your orthodontic treatment.