Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is corrective jaw surgery performed to remedy skeletal problems that affect the ability to bite, chew, speak, as well as for facial profile improvement.
Your orthodontist will work in conjunction with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to position your jaws and teeth for optimal function. Orthodontic treatment is done before and after surgery so that upper and lower teeth meet appropriately.The two specialists- the orthodontist and oral surgeon- will work as a team to design and ensure the best possible results for you.
Dr. Solomon will assess your smile, teeth, and jaw positions at the exam visit and may recommend orthognathic surgery based on your treatment goals. Book now to ask your orthodontist if jaw surgery is for you!