Orthognathic surgery is what an oral, maxillofacial or craniofacial surgeon does
to reposition one or both jaws in the correction of a wide range of minor or major
facial and jaw irregularities. In fact, moving the jaws also moves the teeth. Orthognathic
surgery is usually done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, so that the teeth
are in proper position after surgery. In many cases, an enhanced facial appearance
and a well balanced facial profile and symmetry can also result.