Have you noticed difficulty associated with your chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities? If so, you may want to consider orthognathic surgery. Appropriate only after growth stops, usually around age 13 to 15 for females and age 16 to 18 for males, jaw surgery may help to: make biting and chewing easier and improve chewing overall, improve “gummy” and “toothless” smiles, provide relief for sleep apnea and etc. Orthognathic surgery is a combination of jaw surgery and orthodontics. Correcting jaws that don’t align properly is a common reason for jaw surgery. Contact Dr. Barry J. Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics in Cortlandt Manor, NY at 914.739.6400 to determine if you need orthognathic surgery or if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem itself.