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Corrective Jaw Surgery
(Orthognatic surgery)


Corrective jaw, or orthognathic surgery is performed in order to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. While the patient's appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems.

Following are some of the conditions that may indicate the need for
corrective jaw surgery:

  • difficulty in chewing, or biting food;
  • difficulty in swallowing;
  • excessive wear of the teeth;
  • open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed);
  • unbalanced facial appearance from the front, or side;
  • receding chin;
  • protruding jaw;
  • inability to make the lips meet without straining;
  • chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache;
  • facial injury or birth defects;
  • chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth;
  • sleep apnea (breathing problems when sleeping, including snoring).

Our contacts in Italy:

+39 (051) 001 4515
+39 (335) 707 1570
+39 (051) 741 45 208
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* INFO: Dr. E. A. Ozeri operates in Milan and Bologna (Italy)