Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics is a combination of orthognathic surgery and orthodontics. This branch of orthodontics is one of the most effective oral procedures being used to correct severe abnormalities observed in the teeth, gums, jaw, skull and conditions like malocclusion. Surgical orthodontics comes into play when just the orthodontic treatments are not enough to correct various problems of jaw or teeth. With the help of orthognathic surgery, it is possible to align the jaw, and then orthodontic braces and retainers can be used to fine-tune the smile.

More About Orthognathic Surgery

This surgery is a widely used surgical procedure to treat severe issues in the jaw or teeth. Rome Orthodontics works with the best maxillofacial and oral surgeons that specialize in treating even the most complex craniofacial cases involving the jaw, mouth, and face. This ensures a higher success rate and greater results.

Before going for orthognathic surgery, you will require pre-surgical orthodontics for nine to twelve months. After the surgery, a two-week resting period will be prescribed to you. Scheduling a break from school or work will assist in better and faster healing.

Once the jaw is healed well, the final corrections to improve your bite will be made. After the surgery, you will be required to wear braces for at least six months, followed by retainers to help you maintain your newly improved smile.

Girl getting ready for Orthognathic-Surgery

Orthognathic Surgery – When is it Necessary

An orthodontist would conduct a thorough examination to conclude if you require an orthognathic surgery or not. If you have any of the following conditions, the orthodontic surgical procedure may be prescribed to you:

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Open Bite

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Overbite or severe underbite

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Protruding Jaw

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Gummy Smile

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Difficulty in Chewing Due to Bite Issues

Reasons to Consider Orthognathic Surgery

Some exciting advantages that orthognathic surgery may offer you include:

  • Significant improvement in smile.
  • Increased efficiency of chewing and biting actions.
  • Prevents teeth from wearing out.
  • Enhanced speaking and breathing.
  • Greatly improves appearance by correcting gummy smiles.
  • Treats sleep apnea.
  • Reduced risk of developing TMJ disorder.
  • Repairs post-traumatic facial injuries.
  • Restores facial symmetry and enhances facial appearance by correcting deficient chins, underbites, overbites, crossbites and other facial imbalances.

Visit us at our Rome, NY clinic today for a comprehensive consultation. We’ve partnered with experienced dental and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care throughout their treatment which ends with a healthy, beautiful smile.
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