Sometimes orthodontic issues require more than braces or Invisalign. Dr. Williams can help you decide if you need orthognathic surgery.
Crooked teeth are not the only condition that leads to a maligned jaw. If you are suffering from a bad bite, sagittal split, or sleep apnea, you might have some underlying jaw discrepancies that require surgical treatment.
Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct these issues with the jaws and teeth and provide long-term relief.
These abnormalities can make it difficult to perform everyday functions like chewing, speaking, and breathing. But don’t worry; requiring orthognathic surgery is a common issue that Dr. Williams can easily help.
Fixing Jaw Alignment Issues
If you have a jaw discrepancy that is negatively affecting your quality of life, you might need corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). Orthognathic surgery corrects a wide range of abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically with the jaw and the teeth.
In conjunction with orthodontic treatment, orthognathic surgery can correct improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Orthodontic Technology for a Better Smile
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, the team at Get It Straight Orthodontics will demonstrate the overall functional and esthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery.
Computerized treatment planning realistically predicts treatment times and recovery periods. Not only does this improve overall efficacy of the surgical procedures, it also improves your oral health.
State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength, and predictability to your corrective jaw surgery. These advances in technology, procedures, and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.
If you think you are a candidate for orthognathic surgery, give us a call at (520) 745-5051.