Orthognathic surgery (corrective facial and jaw surgery) is surgery of the jaws and facial structures to correct problems of abnormal growth and development. This type of surgery is usually done in the hospital.
Dr. Brian Dorfman is the premier surgeon in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona performing orthognathic jaw surgery today.
Excessive Lower Jaw
Recessive Lower Jaw
Some signs of imbalance in growth that may require orthognathic "corrective" facial surgery include:
difficulty chewing or biting food
chronic jaw pain
excessive wearing of teeth
open bite (space between upper and lower front or back teeth when mouth is closed)
unbalanced facial appearance
facial injury or birth defects
inability to make lips meet without effort
chronic mouth breathing with dry mouth
sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, such: as snoring, difficulty breathing, etc.)
Pre- & Post-Surgical Patient Images
18 year old female patient of Dr. Dorfman: Before and 6 weeks after 3 piece lefort 1 osteotomy with widening and advancement of upper jaw along with a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy with setback and rotation of lower jaw.
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Orthognathic surgery often requires a team approach with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the orthodontist. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office.
Providing care for patients from: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek,
Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Happy Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Prescott Valley,
Scottsdale, Sonoran Foothills, Sun City, Surprise, Tramonto