For some adults, orthodontic treatment alone may not be sufficient to fully address their orthodontic issues. In such cases, surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct abnormalities of the facial bones, particularly the jaws and teeth. When combined with orthodontic treatment, orthognathic surgery can enhance the overall appearance of the facial profile and help achieve a functional and healthy bite.
Conditions that typically require surgical orthodontics include:
Undergoing treatment to correct any of these conditions requires a commitment to your health and overall well-being. While the treatment, which may involve a combination of surgery and orthodontic procedures, can take several years to complete, the results are long-lasting. You don’t have to live with painful or uncomfortable jaw conditions when effective treatment options are available.