All About Surgical Orthodontics

Are you interested in a total smile makeover? NBC Orthodontics offers a wide range of procedures to improve the appearance and function of smiles. Our experienced staff also provides surgical orthodontics when needed. What are these procedures and how do they benefit individuals? Continue reading to find out!

Surgical orthodontics is also referred to as orthognathic surgery. It is often used when an orthodontic appliance is not enough to treat an oral health issue. Some issues that need orthognathic surgery include jaw abnormalities, severe bite issues, and malocclusions. Procedures for surgical orthodontics will begin after the patient is done growing by moving the jaws back to their proper alignment. An oral maxillofacial surgeon will work alongside your orthodontist to provide you with improved function.

  • Before the surgery, your orthodontist may recommend wearing braces to better help your bite. Your orthodontist will also consult with several different specialists to provide you with the best and safest care possible.
  • During the surgery, they will provide you with the proper anesthesia in order to keep you comfortable and without pain. The surgeon will reposition the bones with the help of titanium plates that remain in the mouth.
  • After the surgery, your surgeon will give you specific instructions for your immediate care, and it is important to follow these for your protection. You will have full function of your jaw after the surgery, yet it is recommended to stick with soft foods for a while.

If you think you could benefit from orthognathic surgery or any other orthodontic service, then contact NBC Orthodontics for further assistance. Call our office today to set up your consultation and begin a customized treatment plan that works just for you!

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