Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
The Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital is recognized as a premier center for orthognathic surgery (also known as jaw surgery). We treat a wide range of congenital anomalies affecting the head and neck.
Orthognathic surgery (or jaw surgery), a subset of Plastic Surgery, involves the evaluation and surgical management of facial deformities that affect the upper and lower jaws. Facial deformities may be seen at birth, appear with growth, or occur as a result of trauma. The management of jaw problems often involves orthodontia to align the teeth before surgery and then to retain the teeth in their position after surgery. Orthognathic surgery is performed to realign the jaws so that they are in balance and that the teeth come together maximally.
At Mount Sinai, our team includes dentists specializing in adult and pediatric care, orthodontists, and plastic surgeons committed to delivering the highest quality care for children with problems related to the teeth and jaws.