Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the jaw bones. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Dr. McElhinney and his team pride themselves in working with the finest oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Akron area to make this a successful alternative when surgery is necessary.
Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine whether orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.