Orthognathic Surgery


Orthognathic means straight jaws

Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) is needed when the teeth don't fit correctly or the jaws don't meet correctly. 

Jaw growth is gradual process, and in some cases, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a number of problems that affect chewing function, speech, oral health, and appearance. Jaw alignment can also be affected by injury to the jaw and birth defects.

In preparing you for orthognathic surgery, Dr. Roberson will work closely with your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will be responsible for moving the teeth so they will fit correctly after your jaws have been repositioned, and Dr. Roberson will be responsible for repositioning your jaw(s) so the teeth and jaws are in proper alignment.

Before any treatment begins, a consultation will be performed to thoroughly explain and answer any questions associated with orthognathic surgery. It is imperative to understand that treatment of your improper bite may take up to two years to complete between orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. You must be prepared to make a long-term commitment as it pertains with your treatment time.

Take a closer look at your bite and appearance. Below are a list of some conditions that may require orthognathic surgery.

Before and After

  • Problems in chewing or biting food
  • Receding jaw
  • Protruding jaw
  • Receding or protruding chin
  • Open bite
  • Unequal facial appearance
  • Facial injury or birth defect
  • Inability to close lips without effort
  • Sleep apnea


Payment is due at the time service is rendered. We do have 90-day, no-interest plans. To find out if you qualify, please contact our office PRIOR to your appointment to complete a short application.


Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage. We will send you a monthly statement. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

811 S 28th Ave

Hattiesburg, MS 39402


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