Correcting the jaws that do not align properly is a common reason for the jaw reduction surgery. Surgery is done, usually for women, aged 14 to 15 years and for males 17 to 21 years of age. Reconstructive surgery is performed on the jaw to fix functional problems.
Conditions that indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery
- Difficulty in cutting or chewing problems.
- Tmj pain or chronic jaw pain and headache.
- Unbalanced appearance of the face with side or forehead