Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery will reshape or reposition the jaw bones. The surgery may be done on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. This surgery may also be called:
- Maxillary osteotomy—upper jaw
- Mandibular osteotomy—lower jaw
The Upper and Lower Jaw Bones
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Last reviewedMarch 2013by Igor Puzanov, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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