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Corrective jaw surgery is often known as orthognathic surgery and sometimes simply as jaw surgery. Corrective jaw surgery is performed to correct a significant discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw. A certain percentage of the population has a jaw discrepancy significant enough to require surgical treatment for proper correction. Minor occlusal discrepancies can often be corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. In fact, orthodontic treatment is a necessary component of the jaw surgery process. The entire process typically takes no longer than the average time required for orthodontic treatment which is usually about 2 years. Dr. Ferdowsmakan works closely with your orthodontist to plan your surgical treatment.