Orthognathic surgery is a technique used to correct changes in the growth of the jaws, known as dentofacial anomalies, which can lead not only to bite, joint and breathing disorders, but also affect facial aesthetics.
It is, therefore, an aesthetic-functional procedure capable of restoring facial harmony and chewing function.
This technique is indicated for several types of bone anomalies, from deficient to exaggerated growths, in all directions.
In order to be carried out, after the diagnosis of the patient’s condition, several evaluations are made to plan the best form of treatment.
In children, one usually tries to correct the problem with the use of orthodontic and orthopedic appliances that also act on bone growth.
However, when the patient with the anomaly is an adult, isolated orthodontic treatment will not be sufficient for correction, because the process of facial growth has already ended. In these cases, orthognathic surgery will be necessary for the complete correction of the problem.