Jefferson University Hospitals

Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

A bilateral sagittal split osteotomy is a type of jaw surgery in which the lower jaw (mandible) is split bilaterally (moved forward or backward) to straighten it to a more balanced and functional position. It is performed to correct types of malocclusion, a misalignment of teeth.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Jefferson are among the best in the Delaware Valley in performing a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Our surgeons will explain what to expect before, during and after your procedure.