Risks with Orthognathic Surgery

Sometimes in order to provide the best possible solution for your teeth, it may be necessary to have both orthodontic treatment and surgery to modify the size, shape or position of your jaws. If your orthodontist feels that this will be the best way forward for you, you will be advised of all the advantages and disadvantages including any possible risks.

It is important to understand that all surgical procedures like oral surgery come with associated risks and complications. These risks need to be discussed in detail with the surgeon if your orthodontist recommends this type of surgery.