Surgical Orthodontics: Precision, Innovation, Transformation
At Nor Cal Orthodontics we specialize in the art and science of surgical orthodontic procedures, combining advanced surgical techniques with orthodontic expertise to achieve transformative results. If you’re seeking a comprehensive solution to correct complex dental and facial irregularities, you’re in the right place.
What is Surgical Orthodontics?
Surgical Orthodontics is a highly specialized field that integrates surgical procedures with orthodontic treatment to address severe dental and skeletal irregularities. This advanced approach is designed to enhance both the function and aesthetics of your smile, providing a comprehensive solution for the most complex cases.
Our surgical orthodontic experts craft individualized treatment plans based on a thorough assessment of your unique dental and facial anatomy. This ensures precision and targeted correction for optimal results. Contact us today for a free consultation.
We believe in a collaborative approach to care. Our team of skilled orthodontists and oral surgeons work seamlessly to coordinate surgical and orthodontic phases, providing you with a streamlined and cohesive treatment experience.
Benefits of Dentofacial Orthopedics
Commonly Asked Questions
Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, is a specialized treatment used to correct severe cases involving bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. It is performed in collaboration with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, addressing complex craniofacial issues related to the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.
Surgical orthodontics is typically considered for adults with improper bites or aesthetic concerns. To be eligible for orthognathic surgery, jaw growth must be complete, which usually occurs by age 16 in females and 18 in males. The procedure is necessary when the jaws do not align correctly, and orthodontic treatment alone cannot achieve a proper bite.
Your orthodontist will assess your case and determine if orthognathic surgery is necessary based on the severity of your condition and jaw alignment.
Orthodontic surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in a hospital setting. The procedure, which can take several hours, is followed by a two-week rest period. After healing, orthodontic braces are used to fine-tune the bite, with most braces removed within six to 12 months post-surgery. A retainer is then worn to maintain the new smile.
The primary reward of orthognathic surgery is achieving a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Whether correcting a bad bite, malocclusion, or jaw abnormality, orthognathic surgery can restore confidence and leave you smiling with assurance for years to come.
Have more questions about surgical orthodontics? Contact us, and we’ll be delighted to provide the information and support you need for a confident and informed decision. Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.