Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery in Pasadena, CA

Ready to get started?

Contact Us

Sometimes traditional orthodontics (metal braces and removable aligners) alone cannot treat advanced cases of jaw issues, which involve a misaligned bite, deformities of the mouth or jaw, and malocclusion (extreme overbites). One or more of these issues can cause the chin to protrude or the jaw to become off-set, causing both cosmetic flaws and functional difficulties. Dr. Husam Elias is experienced in performing corrective jaw surgery (also referred to as simple jaw or orthognathic surgery) to fix these issues and restore your oral well-being. In this process at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, the bone, cartilage, and tissues around the chin can be reshaped, manipulated, and/or augmented so the teeth and jaw are properly aligned. To find out more information about corrective jaw surgery and other orthodontic treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Elias at his office in Pasadena, CA.

To help create your treatment plan, Dr. Elias will start with a comprehensive examination. He will take x-rays of your mouth to ascertain what surgical techniques will work. Your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia at our ambulatory surgery center. This operation may take several hours to complete as it involves the manipulation of cartilage and bone. In most cases, minor incisions will be produced inside your mouth so that you will not have any visible scars. Dr. Elias will make cuts in your jawbone so that the pieces may be adjusted to the right position. He will then utilize surgical screws, plates, and wires to hold your jaw in its place. Bone grafts may also be needed to improve your jaw.

Following your jaw surgery, you will need someone to take you home. Dr. Elias recommends that you take around 1 – 3 weeks to rest and heal before returning to work or school. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Elias will go over aftercare instructions, including pain medication, diet restrictions, and the best way to clean your mouth. It's also advisable to plan follow-up appointments before your operation, which will allow Dr. Elias to assess your progress. In case you encounter any symptoms of infection, please contact us right away. Your jaw will probably need about three months to fully heal. Afterward, your orthodontic treatment may be initiated.

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

B.S. Yelp

Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

M.W. Yelp

Dr. Stephens is the best!

T. Google

went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

A.S. Google


Total Reviews


Average Rating

Corrective jaw surgery doesn't just fix aesthetic issues that can be brought on by a protruding, crooked, or recessed chin. It additionally restores the proper function of your teeth and may help improve breathing and speech. Dr. Elias is highly skilled at performing jaw surgery, and we invite you to schedule an appointment with us at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA.

About Us
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.