What’s Involved with Surgical Orthodontics?
Also referred to as orthognathic surgery, surgical orthodontics is a highly specialized field that corrects jaw alignment to achieve a healthy, functional bite for adults. If your jaw is severely misaligned due to an accident, birth defect, or medical condition, you may be a candidate for surgical orthodontics in Southlake, Texas.
Orthodontic treatment, including metal braces and/or Invisalign® clear retainers, is utilized both before and after surgical orthodontics in Southlake to maximize the result of the surgery. Braces will help shift the teeth prior to surgery, and more orthodontia following surgery will ensure a functional, healthy bite for adults suffering from jaw problems including malocclusion (misalignment of the bite).
If your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both are out of alignment, the teeth won’t fit properly; this will impair your ability to speak and eat. The goal of surgical orthodontics in Southlake, Texas is to reposition the jaws and teeth for optimal functioning.
Your dental team will perform a thorough evaluation, and create a treatment plan. Dentists, orthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons work collaboratively to create a treatment plan that will result in a more comfortable, functional alignment of your teeth and jaws.