When is Corrective Jaw Surgery Performed?

Prior to adolescence, surgery is almost exclusively for children who have congenital deformities or problems related to trauma. For children with severe growth distortions, guiding growth, if possible, is better than surgery.

Surgery is rarely indicated before the adolescent growth spurt ends. That doesn’t mean treatment has to wait until all growth has ended. If the problem is deficient growth of the mandible {Class II} or maxilla {Class III}, it may be possible to advance the deficient jaw soon after the growth spurt ends.

Surgery can be performed as soon as we can tell what the final jaw positions should be and possibilities for effective growth modification have disappeared.

For more information about when to perform corrective jaw surgery or to schedule a consult with Dr. Maranon, call our Encino office at Encino CA Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 818-990-5500. You may also use our Appointment Request form.

Office Hours

Monday through Tuesday:   8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:   8:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday:   8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday:   8:00am - 2:00pm