What Is Surgical Orthodontic Treatment?
Surgical orthodontics is a treatment option reserved for the more severe cases where braces will not work alone. An oral surgeon will work with Dr. Dave to follow your specialized treatment plan to produce the best smile possible.
How Will I Know If I Need Surgical Orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics is usually only performed in adults. The jaw bone stops forming at age 16 for women and 18 for men, so for patients who have a misaligned jaw or the bite cannot be corrected with braces alone, surgical orthodontics is an option to create the beautiful smile you deserve.
At your initial exam, the True Image Ortho team will take photos and x-rays which will help Dr. Dave assess the severity of your condition. He will advise you if orthognathic surgery will be required as part of your orthodontic treatment plan.
What Exactly Is Jaw Surgery?
If Dr. Dave determines that you will need orthognathic surgery, we will refer you to a specialist who can perform this type of surgery. The surgery will take place at a hospital and can take several hours to perform, depending on the severity of your case.
Your surgeon will discuss with you any questions you have as well as recovery time and risks. We are also here to answer any questions you may have so please do not hesitate to call us.
Is This Something You Should Really Consider?
Unfortunately, not everyone can be treated with braces alone, yet we believe everyone deserves the best and should enjoy the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. Surgical orthodontics may be the answer in giving you the confident smile you are dreaming of.
Contact our office today to schedule your initial exam with Dr. Dave to see if you are a candidate for oral surgery or if braces alone can deliver the beautiful and confident smile you deserve!
Learn More About Invisalign Today!
If you're curious about Invisalign, and want to find out if it could work for you, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment to visit with Dr. Dave today! Our team is committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile! We look forward to speaking with you soon.