Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. JAW Orthodontists can help you determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you. The definition of orthognathic means “straight jaw”.


Patients visit the orthodontist to have their teeth straightened and obtain a better and healthier bite. However, there is a small group of patients that will require the expertise of an oral maxillofacial surgeon to help the orthodontist get the bite correct. This is because not only are the teeth crooked but also the jaw itself is not in correct alignment.

Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile. The orthodontist works closely with an oral maxillofacial surgeon to treatment plan your unique case. The orthodontist aligns the teeth in preparation for the surgical repositioning of the jaw bones which is performed by the oral surgeon.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to see if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

“I came to Dr. JAW Orthodontists on a referral from an oral surgeon in town knowing that I would need orthognathic surgery to correct a malocclusion. I originally was seeing Dr. Rabe and he was great. He made sure to explain everything regarding the orthodontic treatment as well as the surgical side of things in full detail. About halfway through treatment, Dr. Robison took over my care. It was very simple and in fact Dr. Robison has made this entire process so relieving and stress free. She always understands my worries and needs and makes sure to help me out with appointments and issues when ever they arise. She made sure that everything leading up to my surgery and post surgery went absolutely perfectly. I even got great reviews from my oral surgeon in Phoenix saying she was the best and most thorough orthodontist he had ever worked with. I cant say enough good things about Dr. Robison and the rest of the team. They have made this whole process simple and worry free. Thank you so much!”

— Zachary R.