Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct bad bites, jawbone abnormalities, and other problems affecting the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. Our orthodontists may recommend jaw surgery to properly align your jaw prior to providing braces. Patients who require combined orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery typically spend about 1 year in the pre-surgical phase to prepare, and continue to wear braces for 6-12 months following their procedure. For more information about orthognathic surgery I Winchester and Front Royal, Virginia, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Damon DeArment, Dr. Daniel Lill, and Dr. Ashley Larson, please call Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics today.