Orthognathic Surgery is the correction of the facial skeleton and jaw structures. The indications for this surgery are poor bite, speech difficulties, jaw joint and muscle strain or pain and disharmony of the jaw and facial form. Disharmony of jaws or jaw deformities, are mainly due to developmental anomalies. This anomaly can be further categorized into long jaws, small jaws and crooked jaws. The extent of the deformity may include the upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) and associated structures including and not limited to the cheekbone, nose and orbits.
Orthognathic surgery is common with hundreds of cases done in Singapore every year in all the hospitals. Most Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and some Plastic Surgeons offer this surgery. The surgery is usually performed in conjunction with braces treatment but the sequence may vary.