If orthodontic treatment cannot correct the problem, orthodontic surgery may be necessary. If corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is deemed necessary you will be referred to a centre which specialises in this area.
Corrective jaw surgery treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bone structure, along with the teeth. Often these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities.
In the majority of cases a combined surgical and orthodontic approach is required to achieve the optimum result. The aim is to improve oral health and function as well as the overall appearance of the facial profile and teeth.