Face and Jaw Surgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center is a recognized leader in the area of corrective and reconstructive jaw surgery. Our expert surgeons offer the most advanced surgical procedures in a world-class medical and research facility.

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is needed when jaws do not meet correctly or teeth do not seem to fit with the jaws. A comprehensive evaluation by a dentist, orthodontist, and oral surgeon will determine which patients would benefit from this sophisticated procedure.

In addition to corrective jaw surgery, UT Southwestern offers a range of maxillofacial surgical procedures, including treatment for:

  • Bone injuries of the maxillofacial region, including orbital floor blowout fractures and zygomatic hypoplasia (underdevelopment)
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Injuries to the teeth and surrounding dental structures
  • Soft tissue injuries of the maxillofacial region
  • Straightening or reducing the septum

Whether patients’ conditions were present at birth or a result of disease, heredity, or injury, our surgeons can repair and realign the bones and tissues of the face.

Our team of specialists uses advanced imaging technology to diagnose injuries and conditions of the jaw and then works closely with patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan.

At UT Southwestern, our expert and compassionate care makes an important difference in our patients’ treatment and changes their outlook on the future. Our physicians show patients how they can achieve a renewed state of health they may have not thought possible.