Orthognathic/Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to realign a patient’s jaws and teeth. Common conditions treated with corrective jaw surgery include protruding lower jaw (underbite), receding lower jaw (overbite or weak chin), facial asymmetry and sleep apnea. Orthognathic surgery is designed to improve basic orofacial functions such as breathing, chewing and speaking and most patients who receive treatment return home on the day of surgery. Your surgeon will work closely with the referring dentist and orthodontist to determine if you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery. If corrective jaw surgery is the right option for you or your family member, your surgeon will plan your procedure in detail before ever entering the operating room using state-of the-art computer modeling to assure an optimal surgical outcome.