Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Corrective Jaw Surgery

If your overbite, underbite, or chronic jaw pain interferes with eating or speaking, you may be a candidate for corrective jaw surgery. At his Beverly Hills oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, Dr. Sam Harouni, offers a comprehensive evaluation of jaw alignment issues. He creates a custom surgical plan to address misaligned bites, jaw protrusions, and injuries, to reduce your pain, and to increase jaw functionality. Learn more about innovative jaw corrective surgery by calling the practice or using the online booking feature.

(310) 929-9128
Why do I need corrective jaw surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, addresses a variety of dental and skeletal abnormalities of the jaw and teeth.

Dr. Harouni may recommend corrective surgery if you have:

  • A facial injury
  • An abnormal bite
  • Chronic jaw joint pain
  • A protruding or receding jaw
  • Difficulty biting or chewing food

You may also need corrective jaw surgery if you have sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to temporarily stop breathing during your sleep.

"Dr. Harouni is bay far one of the best Oral Surgeons. He’s very professional and caring, his chair-side mannerism matched his clinical skills. His team is also very accommodating and friendly. I recommend him to everyone."

Julian N


What types of corrective jaw surgery are available?

Dr. Harouni is highly experienced in a variety of jaw surgeries. Depending on your specific needs, he can perform surgeries such as:



This procedure is also known as an upper jaw advancement and corrects a misaligned bite. Before and after this type of surgery, you also need orthodontics, such as braces, to ensure successful results.

Sagittal split

This is a surgical procedure to split the lower jaw and improve its position. This type of corrective jaw surgery straightens jaw alignment and corrects alignment issues of the teeth.


A genioplasty is a surgical procedure to advance, rotate, or push back the chin to improve your jaw alignment. This type of jaw alignment surgery can improve the position of the jaw and the overall appearance of the facial structure.

Dr. Harouni can determine what type of corrective jaw surgery is right for you after an evaluation of your symptoms, physical exam, and special X-rays.

How do I prepare for corrective jaw surgery?

Prior to surgery, you may need braces or other orthodontics to help move your jaw into alignment. Dr. Harouni works with your orthodontist to determine how long orthodontics are necessary before surgery.

When you’re ready for surgery, Dr. Harouni will perform orthognathic surgery to re-align the way your teeth come together. This will be done in the hospital under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Typically, he performs these surgeries from inside your mouth, without needing to make incisions on your face.

Once he moves your jawbone into position, he may use screws or wires to hold your jaw in place and fuse it to the bone over time. In some cases, he may need to add extra bone taken from another area of your jaw to support your teeth and facial structure.

Depending on the nature of the surgery, recovery can take four to six weeks. Dr. Harouni provides a complete aftercare plan to ensure your jaw heals and has full functionality.

To find out if corrective jaw surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment online or by calling the Beverly Hills office.

Dental Reviews & Testimonials

Over 132+ ★★★★★ Star Reviews

"I had such a good experience getting wisdom teeth extracted with Dr. Harouni. I had virtually no pain and I healed up faster than I had expected. Him and his team were so gentle & kind that I didn’t feel the usually anxiety I do getting dental procedures. He even helped me find a general dentist and went over treatment options to treat my TMJ issues. Such a great experience"
Kelly Say
"Dr. Harouni and his staff are not only professional but also make sure you feel comfortable before and after any procedure. One of his staffs, Maggie was very kind and made sure my dad and I understood what was going to happen before and after the procedure. 100% recommend coming here, especially if you are typically a very anxious person :)"
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"Dr. Sam Harouni is the best doctor I have ever been to. I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Didn't feel any pain during the entire process that I was afraid off so much. I am lucky to be treated by Dr. Sam"
Derek Schneider
"Dr. Sam Harouni is a great doctor, made me feel less nervous about having my wisdom teeth extracted. I didn’t feel any pain the entire process and overall was treated very well."
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