Skeletal surgery, or maxillomandibular (jaw) advancement, corrects problems in the jaws that cause sleep-disordered breathing, such as snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Jaw advancement involves moving the upper jaw (maxilla) and the lower jaw (mandible) forward. Since the structures in the throat are attached to the jaws, maxillomandibular advancement opens and stabilizes the entire airway to improve breathing while you sleep.
Visit with a sleep medicine specialist at the University of Miami Health System to find out if maxillomandibular advancement surgery is right for you.
Why Choose UHealth?
Experienced pediatric and adult sleep surgeons. You can be confident your surgery is performed by board-certified pediatric or adult sleep medicine surgeons. Whatever the procedure, you receive the right care for the best possible outcomes.
Jaw advancement surgery as a first line of treatment. For many patients, maxillomandibular advancement can completely resolve obstructive sleep apnea. We’ll evaluate your condition and make the most effective recommendations for your specific needs. You will avoid unnecessary therapies and feel better faster.
Combined surgeries to make life easier for you. We understand the various causes of sleep-disordered breathing problems and perform expert procedures at the same time whenever possible. Maxillomandibular jaw advancement surgery can be performed with other procedures, like nasal surgery.