Surgical Orthodontics

If there is an underlying issue with the position of the jaws, braces and  aligners may not fully correct the teeth issues and position of the jaws. Surgical orthodontics can help change the position of jaws to improve facial aesthetics, fine-tune your bite and give your teeth better alignment. At OrthoStyle, we can ensure the best care possible by working closely with jaw surgeons and offering orthodontic surgery as part of your treatment.

How Orthognathic Surgery Can Help Correct Your Bite

Orthodontic surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is  a collection of surgical procedures used to correct the upper and lower jaws, chin, and teeth. As a unique option, it is considered an excellent option for patients with jaw deformities, severe malocclusion, and other dentofacial disorders. It is used for patients who are considering enhancing their facial aesthetics as well as correcting their bite and teeth position. Through these procedures, orthodontic surgery can correct many minor and major facial and jaw problems. These abnormalities can include the following:

Excessive Open Bites: Signs of excessive open bites can impact how you speak, eat, and sleep, and in cases where the cause of the open bite is skeletal, the jaw positions can be corrected through repositioning.

Deficient lower jaw or excessive upper jaw: When the lower jaw is too small or the upper jaw is too far forward, it can create a large overjet and upper teeth may appear to be too far forward. The chin may appear too small and weak. The jaws can be repositioned to bring the skeletal structure to a more desirable and functional position

Deficient upper jaw and excessive lower jaw: When the upper jaw is too small or the lower jaw is too far forward, it can create an underbite and protruding chin appearnce. The jaws can be repositioned to bring the skeletal structure to a more desirable and functional position

Cleft Lips and Palates: In some cases, children with cleft lips and cleft palates may require orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontic treatment and other procedures that are required to address the cleft issues. This surgery could be a lot more complex and may need to be done in several stages requiring bone graft

Orthognathic surgery lasts anywhere from one to several hours, depending on the type of surgery needed. This surgery is performed with general anesthesia and has the potential to  provide a more balanced  symmetrical facial appearance, and improve the bite and function of the teeth . As a collaborative effort, our team works with highly skilled and qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeons throughout the Poway, and greater San Diego area to help address your concerns and improve your quality of life. 

Receive Orthognathic Surgery at OrthoStyle Today!

At OrthoStyle, we use state-of-the-art digital imaging and treatment planning technology to optimize the results of the surgery. Dr. Mina Katchooi is very familiar with  complex cases of misalignment of the jaws As an orthodontist and dentofacial orthopedist, she will ensure the best quality care to help correct your condition.

At Orthostyle, we are committed to family-friendly orthodontic care. We work with the latest technologies and operate entirely through digital systems to help correct problems with tooth movement and give your smile the care it needs most. We serve Poway, CA, and the greater San Diego area. For more information, contact OrthoStyle today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mina Katchooi and see the difference in our care. 

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