Orthognathic Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Head and Neck Surgery located in Roslyn Village, Roslyn, NY

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic Surgery services offered in Roslyn Village, Roslyn, NY

If you have bite problems such as an underbite or an overbite, see Steve Yusupov, DDS, MD, FACS, at Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Roslyn, New York. He is one of the handful of surgeons in the tri-state area specializing in orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery. Call his office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today.

Orthognathic Surgery Q & A

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgeries are a myriad of procedures that can be performed to correct abnormal bites that cannot be fixed with braces alone. Most patients experience improved occlusal harmony (improved bite), improved facial esthetics, and in many cases, improved airway function. 

Dr. Yusupov has many years of experience performing corrective jaw surgery. He utilizes virtual surgical planning, custom surgical guides, and fixation plates. This is cutting-edge technology that uses all digital workflow and 3D printing technology to deliver superb results to the patient.

What are the benefits of orthognathic surgery?

The benefits you can take advantage of when choosing orthodontic surgery at Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery include:

  • Improved occlusion (correction of over or underbite)
  • Improved TMJ function
  • Improved breathing (elimination of obstructive sleep apnea) 
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Elimination of tooth gaps
  • Restored smile
  • Self-confidence
  • Easier teeth cleaning

What are the types of orthodontic surgeries?

Most orthognathic procedures are done in a hospital setting by Dr. Yusupov, along with a team of assisting doctors, nurses, and anesthesiologists. 

Dr. Yusupov performs these procedures in multiple Nassau county hospitals as well as some locations within New York City.

Lefort Osteotomy

This is the procedure that allows us to move the patient's upper jaw, also known as the maxilla, into the correct position. Many times the upper jaw will be moved forward. Occasionally the direction of change is in multiple vectors. After this procedure, the upper jaw is fixated with patient-specific plates and screws.  

Mandibular Surgery

The lower jaw, also known as the mandible, can be moved either forward or back. There are several procedures that can be utilized to accomplish this. The two most common operations performed are sagittal split osteotomy and vertical ramus osteotomy. If fixation is required, patient-specific plates are used, which Dr. Yusupov designs during virtual surgical planning. VSP is a session that takes place several weeks before the actual surgery to simulate the movements and design custom plates for the patient. All of which is 3D printed and sterilized before surgery.  


Many times correction of the jaw's position results in an under-projected chin. In other cases where there is significant asymmetry or a need for large airway correction, the chin position must be corrected. This can also be done for cosmetic purposes alone. 

Is orthognathic surgery right for me?

Dr. Yusupov reviews your oral health history and symptoms, completes a dental exam, discusses your treatment preferences and desired results, and completes imaging procedures as needed. He then tailors an orthognathic surgery treatment that’s best suited for you. Most instances require working closely with your orthodontist. Dr. Yusupov works with most orthodontists in the tri-state region and will collaborate closely to plan your surgery. 

What should I expect during surgery?

Most orthognathic procedures are done in the hospital setting with general anesthesia. Cases that require single jaw correction will most times be discharged the same day after recovering from anesthesia. In most cases of double jaw surgery (upper and lower), the patient will spend the night in the hospital. 

To learn more about orthognathic surgery at Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.