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What is Orthognathic Surgery

Ortho means straighten and gnathia means jaw, and hence, Orthognathic Surgery means surgical  straighting of the jaw(s). This is a sub specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The surgeon envisages changing the face of a person from distortion to proportion. Orthognathic Surgery is sometimes called “Surgical Orthodontics” because just as an orthodontist repositions the teeth with the help of braces within the oral cavity, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon repositions one or more jaws through surgical procedures to produc...

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