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Surgical Orthodontic Treatment

Performing Surgery

There are certain malocclusions (faulty bites) that result from underlying skeletal abnormalities related to genetics, faulty growth and development or trauma.  Surgical Orthodontic Treatment involves pre-surgical orthodontic tooth movement to align the teeth prior to Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery in close coordination with an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. 

 

This includes:

  • Deficient lower jaw

  • Deficient upper jaw

  • Excess vertical growth of the upper jaw (“gummy smile”)

  • Strong forward growth of the lower jaw (skeletal “underbite”)

  • Skeletal crossbite caused by a narrow upper jaw

  • Anterior open bite relationship (front teeth don’t touch when biting)

  • Posterior open bite relationship (back teeth don’t touch when biting)

  • Skeletal asymmetry

  • Facial/jaw traumatic fractures

 

 

Click the PDF icon to download the Surgical Orthodontic Treatment Infographic to view the dental images.

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