Jaw Surgery

Some irregularities, injuries, and misalignment of the jaws cannot be resolved by an orthodontist.

In these cases, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson can perform corrective jaw surgery to improve the function of your lower and upper jaw.

Learn how our practice serving Garland and Logan, UT, can help you through orthognathic surgery.

Improve Form and Function

Orthognathic surgery can improve the shape and positions of the lower and upper jaw when an orthodontist alone cannot provide a solution to your needs:
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Upper Jaw

Maxillary osteotomy can resolve a bite that does not fully close (open bite) or severe misalignment (crossbite). It can also correct the underdevelopment of the mid-face for improved aesthetics.

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Lower Jaw

Mandibular osteotomy can treat underbites and other malocclusion, as well as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Like upper jaw surgery, it can also have aesthetic benefits.



Genioplasty addresses naturally occurring irregularities or effects of injuries to the chin. In some cases, it can be performed for the sole purpose of revising the shape of the chin for improved aesthetics.

The Benefits of Corrective Jaw Surgery

Undergoing corrective jaw surgery at our oral and maxillofacial surgery offices in Logan or Garland, UT, can allow you to experience:

An Enhanced Appearance

Adjusting the alignment of your upper and lower jaw can achieve better facial symmetry and help you feel more confident in your appearance.

Improved Function

When your teeth meet properly and comfortably, you can experience improved oral function, making it easier to chew and speak. In some cases, a surgical solution must be combined with orthodontics to achieve proper alignment.

Unobstructed Breathing

Orthognathic surgery allows patients to maintain a clear airway during sleep. When less invasive methods fail, surgery can help you achieve restful sleep and avoid serious health conditions such as heart disease.

Request a Consultation With an Experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Whether you're interested in dental implants or maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Anderson and his team can help. With office locations in Logan and Garland, we are here to help those in need of advanced oral rehabilitation or dental surgery achieve the relief they need.

Dr. Anderson has been in practice since 1994. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is a diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

For more information about dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and other ways we can improve your dental health, contact Dr. Anderson's surgical offices online. You can also reach our practice by phone at:

(435) 755-5000

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From complex jaw surgery to dental implants, Dr. Anderson and his staff are here to meet your needs in Logan and Garland, UT.

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Who Cares About the People of Logan and Garland, UT


Rebecca McGarry

Logan, UT


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Greg is so knowledgeable and skilled. He's an excellent surgeon. He has completed many procedures for myself and my family. Highly recommended!

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Sadie Sessions

Logan, UT


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Dr. Anderson and staff were so nice and helpful! They were efficient but thorough for the exam and were able to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend their office to friends and family!

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Maxillofacial Surgery Helps Thousands Every Year

Why Choose Dr. Anderson for Your Facial Surgery?

Accessible Surgeon

Dr. Anderson makes himself available to Logan and Garland patients whenever they need him. If you're experiencing a jaw injury and need immediate attention, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will do his best to make time for you, even if it's a holiday or after hours. He can even travel to the ER if necessary.

Continuing Education

To maintain his board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery and diplomate status with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Anderson must stay current with the latest developments in the field so he can provide patients with the best possible care, whether he’s placing dental implants or correcting the position of the jaw.

Family-Oriented Care

A father of eight children, Dr. Anderson knows how to work with patients of all ages. Whether you're an adult who needs facial surgery or dental implants, or you want an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform your child's wisdom teeth removal, he's here to offer the care you need.

Our Sedation Options

Patients are often concerned that jaw surgery will be painful. Our offices offer four forms of sedation and anesthesia to help patients relax and make the treatment virtually painless.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used to numb the mouth so that you don't feel the orthognathic procedure. Unlike IV sedation and general anesthesia, local anesthesia does not affect the mind and body. It cannot calm nerves, only eliminate pain.

General Anesthesia

Our oral surgeons will often recommend general anesthesia for orthognathic jaw surgery since it's such an extensive procedure. With general anesthesia, the patient is completely unconscious during the surgery, allowing for a painless and anxiety-free experience.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is often combined with local anesthesia. Similar to general anesthesia, IV sedation helps calm nerves. However, the patient is conscious throughout the procedure, even though they likely won't remember the treatment after surgery. 

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide helps the mind and body relax but does not provide pain relief. Since nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation we offer, our oral surgeon won't recommend it for extensive procedures like jaw surgery.

See Which Sedation Option Is Right for You

In practice since 1994, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson will use his experience as an oral surgeon to determine which sedation option is right for your jaw surgery. On top of providing thorough service and effective results, our fees are 20-25% less than surrounding dental offices in Logan and Garland, UT.

If you need to speak with a skilled oral surgeon who keeps surgical fees affordable, contact our office in Logan or Garland, UT. You can also give our practice a call:

(435) 755-5000

A 5-Star Review

"The service was absolutely comfortable. I wasn't expecting the time to go so fast, but Dr Anderson and his staff were so kind, and very professional. So far, my healing process has been a breeze, and very little pain. Would recommend anyone needing services to go see him." Braden Gubler

Improve the Function and Appearance of Your Jaw by Undergoing Orthognathic Surgery

Jaw misalignment causes pain and discomfort. Using an incision, your dentist realigns your jaw. Secure hardware holds the final result in place.

What to Expect During Corrective Jaw Surgery

Below is a general overview of what to expect during orthognathic surgery. Depending on the type of procedure you need, we will offer a detailed explanation of your surgery during a consultation at our Logan or Garland office.

As with dental implant placement and other oral surgeries we perform, we will do everything we can to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.
As with dental implant placement and other oral surgeries we perform, we will do everything we can to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.

Initial Consultation

Dr. Anderson will perform a full exam using digital X-rays and the latest imaging technology. He will discuss symptoms and your medical history, as well as any additional concerns you may have about undergoing facial surgery.

Anesthetic and Sedation

As with dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal, local anesthetic is administered to eliminate pain during the procedure. In most cases, we will also administer general anesthesia so you're unconscious throughout your facial surgery.

The Oral Surgery

During the surgical procedure, Dr. Anderson will create incisions inside the mouth to access and alter jawbone tissue. If any incisions outside the mouth are necessary, they will be created in a way that results in minimal and discreet scarring.

Recovering From Oral Surgery

Although this is an outpatient procedure, you may need a few hours of recovery and observation before you are cleared to go home. In general, it can take up to 12 weeks to completely heal following jaw surgery. Depending on the extent of your surgery and other factors, Dr. Anderson will advise when to return to work, school, exercise, and other everyday functions.

Jaw Surgery Is Just One Part of the Solution

While jaw surgery is a major corrective surgery, it's often just one part of the solution. Many patients have to commit to a process of orthodontics, then jaw surgery, and then more orthodontics after their surgery. This approach improves the relationship between the teeth and jaws when braces alone aren't enough. Your orthodontist and our Logan surgeon can work together to develop a plan that works for you.

FAQ About Jaw Surgery

How long does it take to heal after orthognathic surgery?

While you can return to work or school several weeks after your jaw procedure, it can take a year or more to completely recover. However, the results of jaw surgery can be truly transformative, making them worth the wait. Every person's recovery is different, and Dr. Anderson and his Logan team can answer any questions you have along the way.

How do I maintain my results?

Once you've finished your jaw surgery and orthodontic treatment, you must wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their newly aligned positions. You may have to wear your retainer for several hours every day or every night indefinitely.

Patients Appreciate Our Team "I received the greatest care."


Deven Ferlin

Logan, UT


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I received the greatest care and service here with Dr. Anderson. His team of nurses and the doctor himself was very forthcoming with everything they were going to do and attentive to every concern and need I had. Highly recommend for dental work.

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Valerie Sharples

Logan, UT


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They were really good and made sure i was comfortable with no pain

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve your quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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