Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure that changes positions of the jaws. It is intended to correct deformities of the jaw, which affect appearance and health. In the same way orthodontics straights teeth, Orthognathic works in straightening jaws. On average, the procedure is also combined with an orthodontic treatment, because moving the jaws also moves the teeth. The orthodontic is used after surgery, in order to rearrange teeth, for optimal alignment of the teeth and the bite. Orthognathic Surgery is best for people who present an improper bite or whose jaws are incorrectly positioned. Jaw imbalance might be caused by the fact that upper and lower jaws sometimes grow differently. If this is needed Dr. Muse will discuss this procedure in detail with you.

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