Reconstructive Surgery for Misaligned Bite
A misaligned bite can be caused either by a malposition of the teeth or an uneven jaw. A misalignment of the jaw requires a surgical correction in cooperation with the attending orthodontist, since in many cases, not only the jaw, but also the teeth are in need of correction. Besides the obvious functional aspects such as occlusion and breath, when performing this surgery, we also take aesthetic aspects into account, like the fullness of the upper lip. Realignment of the jaw, besides correcting a misaligned bite, can also provide relief for disorders like sleep apnea or correct a toothless jaw that could otherwise not be corrected prosthetically (Angle Class III).