Surgery may be necessary to correct considerable skeletal discrepancies of the upper and/or lower jaw bones. Sometimes, these abnormalities can cause issues with normal function including speaking, eating, sleeping, or other routine activities. Working alongside some of the area’s best oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthognathic surgery in conjunction with comprehensive orthodontic treatment can correct these problems while improving overall facial aesthetics. Most surgical cases require pre-surgical and post-surgical orthodontics to prepare the bite for surgery and provide a detailed end result, respectively.
However, orthognathic surgery is not always required when a skeletal discrepancy exists. Orthodontic treatment alone can often improve slight skeletal issues. During your consultation appointment, we’ll discuss if orthognathic surgery is necessary for an optimal result or if there may be some other less invasive options.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to determine if you or your child may benefit from orthognathic surgery.