Correction of the Jaws
While orthodontics alone can often correct many of the problems we see on a day to day basis, sometimes we will encounter situations in which the jawbones are in such a position that the orthodontist cannot correct the bite by just moving the teeth.
In this situation, treatment must include a combined treatment plan with an oral maxillofacial surgeon to achieve proper harmony of teeth and jawbones. This is also known as orthognathic surgery.
Treatment times are generally comparable to traditional orthodontics, and if necessary we communicate closely with your preferred surgeon to give you the best result possible. Modern techniques with this procedure have significantly reduced recovery time and patient discomfort.
Although many times today’s orthodontic technology can avoid surgery, there are still some cases in which this may be required. Your orthodontist will tell you if this is needed as part of your overall treatment plan.