What is maxillary osteotomy?
Maxillary osteotomy is a surgical treatment intended for patients with a jaw disorder (when the lower jaw is not correctly aligned). This is also known as corrective jaw surgery. The maxilla refers to the upper jaw and osteotomy means straight alignment. This treatment involves a cut made through the gum to gain access to the jawbone. The upper jaw is then cut again to be broken in a controlled manner. After breaking it is moved to a new place in the jaw and is then locked in place by plates and screws. The gums are then stitched back together with dissolvable stitches. Please refer to the video to visually understand the treatment.