Orthognathic surgery is jawbone surgery performed by a maxillo-facial surgeon. It is usually performed in combination with orthodontic treatment. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and requires a few days’ hospitalization.
Orthognathic surgery involves certain normal risks inherent in any surgical procedure. Your maxillo-facial surgeon will explain all the details of the procedure, the risks and benefits, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
In Quebec, most major jaw surgeries are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).