Orthognathic Surgery / Corrective Jaw Surgery in Northern Virginia

Orthognathic surgery is the surgical treatment of congenital or developmental deformities of the bones of the upper and lower jaws and mid-face that cannot be resolved by other treatments such as orthodontic therapy. These skeletal deformities, which can include sever over- or underbites, cannot usually be corrected by orthodontic therapy (braces) alone. A collaborative effort between the orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon is usually required. This surgery is almost always performed in a hospital setting.

Our doctors will be happy to discuss the surgical possibilities with you at a consultation appointment. If study models and other records are available from an orthodontist, you should bring them with you to the consultation. If unavailable, appropriate records can be made in our office. Recovery time can be as short as one to two weeks, or sometimes longer depending upon the patient and extent of the surgery.

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is a treatment that re-aligns the bones of the upper and lower jaw. It helps resolve deformities such as severe over- or underbites that cannot be corrected by braces alone.

What kind of issues does orthognathic surgery resolve?

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
  • Open bite
  • Protruding jaw
  • Underbite
  • Breathing problems

What does the treatment involve?

First, your oral surgeon will take X-rays and make models of your teeth to judge what kind of procedure is necessary. Braces may be used before the surgery to align the teeth. Once the teeth are properly aligned, your orthognathic surgeon will align the jaws and may adjust the chin to compensate for facial imbalances.

Are there any side effects?

If you have upper jaw surgery, your nose and sinuses may be congested from several days to several weeks after surgery. Additionally, the nerves in your jaws can become temporarily irritated or disrupted, causing a numb or tingling feeling.

Where can I get corrective jaw surgery?

Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) is available at all three of our offices: Annandale, Manassas, and Woodbridge.

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We have three locations in the Northern Virginia area including Annandale, Manassas and Woodbridge. To find an office near you, click the link below.

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Everyone in the office was very friendly and informative. Dr. Zadeh is a wonderful oral surgeon. He puts you at ease and explains everything very well. My recovery went exceedingly well, which was a testament to his expertise.

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Dr. Jackson was extremely professional, patient, informative as well as friendly and enjoyable. She explained everything in great detail before my procedure. My personal dentist, Dr. Jones, recommended her. I knew if Dr. Jones recommended her she had to be great. My procedure was exactly as she explained. Her assistant Rosemary was also wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Jackson to anyone reading t…

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I had a wonderful experience. Before the surgery I was very nervous but the surgeon and dental hygienist made me feel a little more comfortable for the procedure.

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The staff there is amazing at the Annandale location. I was getting my wisdom teeth removed (2 before but just did all 4) and I was so nervous about it. Everyone is nice and helped me calmed down. Very surprised that it felt really quick :)

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It was an excellent experience. The staff was very helpful and cooperative. The doctor was very knowledgeable and kind. The doctor explained all the procedures and the steps plus his personal recommendations as if he was me, the patient.

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I received excellent treatment. I would highly recommend this oral surgeon.

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Everything was great! From beginning to end! Any questions I had and any concerns they were all addressed and they did everything they could to make me as comfortable as possible.

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Professional staff who walked me through every phase of my tooth extraction with a calm and caring approach..

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I visited the Woodbridge office to have my wisdom teeth extracted. The experience was wonderful. The staff and Dr. Zadeh were professional and kind and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend them.

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I’ve had extensive dental work over the past decade. While all of the dentists and oral surgeons I’ve experienced in Northern Virginia have been professional and competent, This outfit is unquestionably the very best from the support staff to the doctors. Feel free to contact me for specifics.

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Had my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday and opted out of sedation. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous. But after 25 minutes I was checking out and felt great. I couldn’t talk much, but the entire process was fast and efficient. Now 24 hours later, I’m thinking I would be perfectly fine to go back to work tomorrow morning! I am very appreciative that I was recommended to this OMFS off…

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Dental procedure went well. I am very pleased with how I was treated by the staff.

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Referred here after my first dentist wasn’t comfortable taking out my lower wisdoms. They fit me in the schedule same day and before I knew it, I was done and recovering.

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It is my first time in this place I was treated with a professional the girls who are at the front all very kindly make it feel like at home very friendly nurses and doctors

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It such a pleasure working with Dr. Jackson and the crew. You all are amazing.

Maria S.

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Courteous staff. Quick procedure. Painless

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Dr. Zadeh is not only a very qualified oral surgeon, he is a very warm and easy to communicate with kind of person. I had a lower canine that had been root-canaled some time ago and ended up having a painful infection. He took out my infected tooth like he pulled out a needle from a butter, not feeling any pain at all. He then placed an imediate implant. He is very efficient in using his time and…

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My experience at the Norther Virginia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Annandale was awesome. The staff were incredibly friendly and professional. The facility was well-organized and clean. Everyone was well-informed and answered my questions. I was really put to ease during the entire process.

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