At Watson Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible orthodontic care, and that includes the use of surgical orthodontics. Also known as orthognathic surgery, surgical orthodontics is a type of treatment that combines orthodontics with oral and maxillofacial surgery to correct severe jaw discrepancies and misalignments.
Surgical orthodontics is a treatment option for patients with severe skeletal discrepancies, such as a severely protruding jaw, a receded lower jaw, or a significant facial asymmetry. These conditions cannot be treated effectively with orthodontic treatment alone, so surgery is often necessary to reposition the jaws.
The goal of surgical orthodontics is to improve a patient’s bite, function, and facial appearance. The surgery may involve moving the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, and it is typically performed after a period of orthodontic treatment. The braces are used to align the teeth and prepare them for surgery.
Surgical orthodontics is a collaborative effort between an orthodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The orthodontist prepares the teeth for surgery and coordinates the timing of the surgery with the surgeon, while the surgeon performs the necessary bone and soft tissue procedures to reposition the jaws.
Surgical orthodontics can provide significant benefits to patients with severe jaw discrepancies. These benefits include:
At Watson Orthodontics, we are proud to offer surgical orthodontics as a treatment option for our patients. Dr. Watson works closely with a team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care and the best possible results.
If you are interested in learning more about Damon Smile braces or any of our other orthodontic treatment options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!