Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery

Orthognathic surgery refers to jaw surgery that is performed to correct functional malocclusions where the teeth do not meet in a normal way. This corrective jaw surgery treats increased over jet, backbite and other occlussal abnormalities. In jaw alignment surgery, the jaws are repositioned to correct the dental occlusion to prevent further complications of a malocclusion like temporomandibular disorders, periodontal disease, early loss of permanent teeth and chronic facial pain. Cosmetic jaw surgery is sometimes required after facial trauma and to correct congenital defects.

Dr Herman E.C. Kruger


He is a Registered Specialist in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in private practice and part-time public service and manages disease processes, trouma and injuries as well as congenital defects involving the mouth, jaws and facial bones. Read more about Dr Kruger


Physical Address:
36 St James Road, 5201 East London, Eastern Cape
Tel: 043 722 6212
Fax: 043 743 3994

Email: fkhamissa@sainet.co.za