orthognathic surgery

orthognathic surgery
surgical correction of severe malocclusion, in which development of one or both jaws is abnormal, to improve facial appearance. It needs to be carried out in combination with orthodontic treatment and may involve surgery to one or both jaws.

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surgery to correct deformities of the jaw; see also surgical orthodontics, under orthodontics.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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