ORTHOGNATHIC JAW SURGERY & BIMAXILLARY SLEEP SURGERY. Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery. What is Orthognathic Jaw Surgery?.
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Corrective jaw surgery when your jaw has grown out of alignment and can not be corrected with braces, e.g. a severe underbite like in this patient
The same jaw surgery is also used in treatment of SleepApnea, so called “Bimax Surgery” to open the airway
1. Step: 12-18 month preoperative orthodontic treatment (Braces, Invisalign)
2. Step: Surgery (1-3 days in the hospital)
3. Step: 6 month postoperative orthodontic treatment
Jaw surgery will correct your bite and improve your facial features
Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS
Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
1000 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-5715
Patient Coordinator: Michelle Orozco