WHAT IS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
Orthognathic (Jaw Surgery) Costa Rica
Orthognathic Surgery corrects a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities.
The term Orthognathic comes from the Greek words “orthos” meaning straighten and “gnathic” meaning of or related to the jaw. Hence the term Orthognathic, meaning “straighten the jaw”.
Corrective jaw or Orthognathic Surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. Surgery can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. While the patient's appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems.
Orthognathic surgery defines a coordinated treatment approach, including orthodontic treatment with surgical reposition of the maxilla and mandible, correcting and establishing a stable, functional balance between the teeth, jaws, and facial structures. This procedure combines diagnosis, treatment planning, and implementation to correct musculoskeletal, dento-osseous, and soft tissue deformities of the jaws and associated structures.