Corrective Jaw Surgery

Surgical Expertise at Phoenix Oral & Facial Surgery

corrective jaw surgery in Phoenix, ArizonaDr. Day and Dr. Kim have extensive experience in facial reconstruction and corrective jaw surgery and are considered experts in this field.

Our advanced surgical facilities and equipment allow us to provide state of the art surgical care. Our CBCT imaging equipment allows us to take high quality digital imaging to aid in the planning and success of your surgical procedures. With the knowledge and expertise of our doctors and our best in class technology and equipment, most surgeries at our office can be performed in less time with minimal discomfort and optimal results.

About Orthognathic Surgery (Corrective Jaw Surgery)

Orthognathic or Corrective Jaw Surgeries involve repositioning, sculpting, or modifying the foundations of the upper or lower face and jaws. This operation can be used to treat a diverse range of facial conditions or anomalies.

illustration of skeleton showing corrective jaw surgeryPossible indications for orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery may include:

  • Trauma or injury to the face and jaws
  • Poor alignment of the jaws or teeth when you bite
  • Problems or discomfort when biting or chewing
  • Difficulties with speech or pronunciation due to poor jaw alignment
  • Facial imbalance or deformity
  • Sculpting the appearance of an abnormal upper or lower jaw


malocclusion infographic of symptoms for needing corrective jaw surgeryPrior to any treatment at Phoenix Oral & Facial Surgery, you will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Day and Dr. Kim in which all of your questions will be answered. It is important to understand that orthognathic surgery and the required pre and post-surgical care may require some times to complete. You should carefully consider the risks and benefits of this or any other surgical procedure before choosing to proceed.

The consultation will be followed by a thorough examination during which facial measurements, digital imaging and 3D models will be created. Dr. Day and Dr. Kim can then review and further advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular case.

The first step of orthognathic surgery is pre-surgical setup with orthodontic treatment. Your teeth will be fitted with braces by an orthodontist to prepare for the shift in the position of your jaw and align your teeth in the best position possible. This stage of treatment typically requires between 6 and 18 months to complete. Your setup plan may also require additional steps such as the removal of wisdom teeth from the planned surgical sites.

Once all pre-surgical procedures have been completed, our surgeons will perform the corrective surgery. The length of the surgery depends on the complexity of the plan and it is typically performed under carefully monitored general anesthesia. During surgery, soft tissue and bone grafting may be also performed to create the change in size, position, or appearance desired.

You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the next week. In some cases, the movement of the jaws may be restricted for the first few weeks following surgery to allow for proper alignment and good healing. After your discharge from the surgery center, you will need to follow up with your surgeon for several post-operative visits.

Website Design and Internet Marketing byOptima