What is it?

  • Jaw correction is required in addition to orthodontics for certain facial growth disorders. The upper jaw, lower jaw and/or chin can be moved with this technique. This is what is called a combination orthodontic-orthognathic intervention. The attending orthodontist and the oral surgeon discuss the case together before performing the procedure.
  • Certain patients may have a growth disorder of the lower jaw that is the causing their obstructive sleep apnoea. Jaw correction may be required for this as well. This will first be discussed and planned in advance.

Centres and specialist areas

Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Borghgraef Kristin