Maxillofacial is a specialist area of surgery that focuses on the mouth, jaw and neck. This is typically necessary where oral defects such as over-bites and under-bites are extreme and not able to be corrected by orthodontics. Other surgeries performed by a maxillofacial surgeon include dental implants.
Maxillofacial surgery is a specialized form of dental surgery which focuses on the problematic areas around the jaw, the mouth and the neck. This type of surgery treats a wide spectrum of diseases, or infections around the facial area. If there is a severe problem or dental condition within the mouth then a patient may need to undergo maxillofacial surgery. This type of surgery is recognised internationally and is performed by expert medical practitioners.