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Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS
Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
What is
Orthognathic Jaw
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Corrective jaw surgery when your jaw has grown
out of alignment and can not be corrected with
braces, e.g. a severe underbite like in this
What is
Bimax Sleep Surgery?
The same jaw
surgery is also
used in treatment
of Sleep Apnea,
so called “Bimax
Surgery” to open
the airway
Treatment Steps in
Orthognathic Jaw Surgery
1. Step: 12-18 month preoperative
orthodontic treatment (Braces, Invisalign)
2. Step: Surgery (1-3 days in the hospital)
3. Step: 6 month postoperative orthodontic
Surgical Procedure –
Lower Jaw
Surgical Procedure –
Upper Jaw
Double Jaw or
Surgery in the upper and lower
jaw at the same time.
Small titanium plates are used for fixation
of the jaw – no “wiring shut” any more.
After Surgery Surgical Splint
and Elastics
You have to wear a plastic splint
and elastics for up to 3 weeks
after surgery.
Jaw surgery will correct your bite and
improve your facial features
Upper jaw surgery for correction of
midface deficiency and underbite
Bimax Surgery
for Sleep
Bimaxillary jaw advancement surgery is
very successful in the treatment of
severe sleep apnea.
On the right you see a patients after1015mm advancement and significant
opening of the airway after surgery.
Stanford Oral
Medicine &
Maxillofacial Surgery
Sabine C. Girod, MD, DDS, PhD, FACS
Chief, Stanford Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center & Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
1000 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-5715
Patient Coordinator: Michelle Orozco
(650) 736-4355