Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is needed when the top and bottom jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t adequately fit within the jaw. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Orthognathic Surgery Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.

Who needs orthognathic surgery?

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that may affect chewing function, speech, or long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning is necessary.

Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Breathing problems

Any of these symptoms can exist at birth, be acquired after birth as a result of hereditary or environmental influences, or as a result of trauma to the face. Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be held to perform a complete examination with x-rays. During the pre-treatment consultation process, feel free to ask any questions that you have regarding your treatment. When you are fully informed about the aspects of your care, you and your dental team can make the decision to proceed with treatment together.

Technology & Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. Meisami uses modern computer-aided techniques and three-dimensional models to show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. Using comprehensive facial x-rays and computer video imaging, we can show you how your bite will be improved and even give you an idea of how you’ll look after surgery. This helps you understand the surgical process and the extent of the proposed treatment.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Meisami will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

A patient getting a panoramic x-ray of her jaw

What to Expect

  • Corrective jaw surgery is a significant intervention requiring many months of preparation.
  • The surgery is performed in the hospital and can last between one to four hours.
  • Hospital stays of one to three days are normal.
  • Braces are maintained during surgery and may need to be removed six to twelve months after surgery.
  • The greatest impact of orthognathic surgery is the recovery phase.
  • Patients typically may be off work/school from two weeks to one month after surgery.
  • Return to normal chewing function may take 2 months and full
    function may take one year.
  • Our goal is to ensure you are well taken care of during and after surgery.
  • Weekly appointments are required for up to two months after surgery.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

Dr. Meisami offers a variety of dental treatments that can keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!

Call us: 416-923-2100

Yorkville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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I had a wonderful experience, while the post-surgery for the jaw was difficult. It wasn't something I didn't mentally prepare for as Dr. Meisami made it clear what the risks, pros, and cons of a surgery. I would definitely recommend anyone else to this office in the future for any jaw surgery.

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Dr. Meisami and her team are wonderful!

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Dr. Meisami and team were incredibly kind and respectful at all times. They took the time to go over my questions while being very detailed in their explanations. I felt cared for during my treatment and I am extremely happy with the results!

- William Z

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Dr. Tina Meisami was very caring and detailed in her work. She gave me the emotional support that I needed throughout the process and made sure that my questions were answered. Leaha was also very attentive. My email inquiries to the nurses and reception were also answered briskly. I would absolutely encourage anyone that I know that is in need of relevant services to Dr. Tina Meisami.

- John D

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The team at Yorkville Oral Surgery has always shown the utmost respect and care towards me during my pre and post operative visits at the office. The Double Jaw Surgery was not an easy thing to go through, but having now made a full recovery I'm so happy that I chose to go through with it and had Dr Meisami as my surgeon. Dr Meisami is a highly knowledgable, experienced and talented surgeon, and I would recommend her to anyone considering an Oral Surgery.

- Amy D

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Dr. Meisami and her team were phenomenal! I went through a jaw surgery journey which caused me anxiety and they made it much easier for me and my family. I felt accompanied from beginning to end. Thank you YOS team 🙂

- William Z

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Very professional Doctor and team work

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My son just crossed the two week mark after double jaw surgery by Dr. Meisami. I travelled from across the country to take care of him post-surgery. I met Dr. Meisami at the pre-op family meeting and was very impressed by her professionalism, and all the information she gave to my son and to me of what to expect. Right after the surgery, Dr. Meisami sought me out personally to let me know that the surgery went very well and that I could see my son as soon as he gets out of recovery, which is very kind and reassuring for a mother. Dr. Meisami visited in the hospital every day and discharged my son after 2 days with great instructions and resources for post-operative care. Since then, we have attended the one and two week post-op checkup and I am so very impressed by Dr. Meisami’ s work (his bite is now aligned perfectly) and she and her team have been very personable. I can highly recommend Dr. Meisami to anyone looking for maxillofacial or oral surgery.

- Karin H

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Haven’t actually had the jaw surgery yet but everything’s been pleasant so far

- Anonymous

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I love Dr. Meissami, she is a true professional in the utmost sense of the word. Not only that, but she’s very down to earth, making you feel as comfortable as ever in her presence and care.

- Aleisha L

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I have undergone two separate surgeries with Dr.Meisami in the last year, the first was wisdom teeth removal that took place in the office and more recently double jaw surgery and genioplasty at a local hospital. From my experience I would highly recommend Dr.Meisami, she is caring, experienced and highly skilled, I had total confidence and trust going into both surgeries and I could not be happier with the results. Furthermore my orthodontist was also delighted with the results of my jaw surgery.

- Beccy H

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great overall experience and after surgery care and follow ups

- Cheickna S

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We are very happy with dr Tina team they are the best and we will definitely recommend them with everyone

- Alejandro M

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Everyone is so lovely and welcoming! They make you feel at ease, and the doctor and nurses are extremely kind and compassionate! I would recommend Yorkville Oral Surgery to friends and family 🙂

- Qamar O

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Dr.Meisami was great explaining the surgical procedure. She had the best bedside manner than any other doctors that I dealt with.

- Thomas A

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