Orthognathic Surgery

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery is the general name of surgeries in which the lower, upper or both jaws are surgically brought to the position where they should be relative to the face. Disorders affecting the facial bones and jaw bones often cause irregularities in the position of the teeth. Orthodontists and oral, dental and maxillofacial surgeons work together to treat such disorders. Whereas the defects in the tooth positions can be corrected with wire or wireless treatments, it is usually possible to correct the defects in the structure or position of the jaws with surgery.

Disorders such as lower or upper jaw being forward or back, or positioned on the right or left relative to the midline of the face, that is, asymmetrical, having a long face or a gingival smile, narrow upper jaw, may cause both aesthetic and functional problems.

In these operations, generally all incisions are made through the mouth. Small incisions can be made outside the mouth when necessary, and these incisions usually heal without leaving any scar. Following the bone incisions during the operation, the lower, upper or both jaws are brought to their ideal position and fixed with the help of titanium plates and screws. After the surgery, orthodontic treatment continues between 6 to 12 months and your orthodontist will continue to see you in your routine check-ups after the treatment.


In our clinic, our “Face Priority” treatment protocol is applied to our patients with dental and jaw disorders. We analyze the data we have obtained from our patients, clinical examination form, X-ray films, 3D computed tomography, intraoral model scans (Itero Intraoral Scanner) with ” NemoFAB 3D Surgery ”, the world’s most advanced surgical simulation program, and we apply the surgical plan with our maxillofacial surgery team specialized in orthognathic surgery.