Mandibular osteotomy

Mandibular osteotomy (age: 14-18 years)

A mandibular osteotomy may be needed in patients with severe craniofacial conditions in which the mandible is abnormally situated. This may be done in combination with the LeFort I procedure or as a separate approach.

The mandibular osteotomy involves making an intraoral incision and cutting of the bone, repositioning the jaw, and affixing it with screws and plates.