Female dentist greeting patient Are you considering orthodontic treatment but have complex dental issues that may require more than traditional methods? Surgical orthodontics might be the solution you’ve been seeking. At Zeifman Orthodontics, we understand the importance of comprehensive care, which is why we’re here to shed light on this innovative approach and how it can transform your smile.

What is Surgical Orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized branch of orthodontics that addresses severe jaw misalignment or skeletal discrepancies. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments that focus solely on repositioning teeth, surgery combines orthodontic techniques with corrective jaw surgery to achieve optimal facial balance and harmony.

Who Can Benefit from Surgical Orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics is typically recommended for patients with severe jaw discrepancies that cannot be corrected through orthodontic treatment alone. Common indications include:

  • Severe overbite or underbite
  • Open bite
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Persistent jaw discomfort or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

The Surgical Orthodontic Process

The journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our experienced orthodontist, who will assess your dental and facial structure to determine if surgical orthodontics is the right option for you. If deemed appropriate, a collaborative approach will be taken with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to develop a personalized treatment plan.

During the surgical phase, the oral surgeon will precisely reposition the jawbones to correct the underlying skeletal issues. Following surgery, orthodontic treatment continues to fine-tune the bite and align the teeth into their ideal positions. While the process may require several months to complete, the results are well worth the investment.

Benefits of Surgical Orthodontics

  • Improved facial aesthetics and harmony
  • Enhanced bite function and chewing efficiency
  • Alleviation of jaw pain and TMJ disorders
  • Correction of speech difficulties caused by jaw misalignment
  • Boosted self-confidence and quality of life

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to your individual needs. If you’re struggling with severe jaw misalignment or skeletal discrepancies, surgical orthodontics may offer the transformative results you desire. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your options and begin your journey toward a healthier, more confident smile. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams with surgical orthodontics.