Hollywood stars thank their spouses, their managers, even their fitness gurus. But if they thought about it, they’d thank their orthodontist in every award speech. After all, a winning smile is the first thing people notice about you. It says that you’re healthy, happy, and confident. Put your best face forward with today’s surgical orthodontics treatments.
The number of patients choosing orthodontics has skyrocketed. Orthodontics can improve both the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Perfectly straight, polished white teeth are now the norm rather than the exception, and modern technology makes treatment easier than ever. As a result, the young and the young at heart are embracing the possibilities of orthodontics. We offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art procedures to achieve a smile that’ll last a lifetime.
One increasingly popular choice is surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery. Not every concern or condition can be treated by an orthodontic appliance alone. Jaw abnormalities, severe bite issues, and malocclusions might require surgical orthodontics. This can help strengthen the appearance of a receding or protruding jaw and chin and can generate stronger facial symmetry.
There are also health concerns surgical orthodontics can help address, such as:
• Difficulty eating
• Difficulty swallowing
• Excessive teeth abrasion
• Open bite
• Excessive mouth breathing
• Facial injury
• Birth defects
• Sleep apnea
Surgical orthodontics moves the two jaws into proper alignment. This procedure is recommended when the patient is done growing. Your orthodontist works with an experienced oral maxillofacial surgeon to deliver improved facial symmetry and functionality. The procedure is conducted in an outpatient office or a hospital setting. Surgical orthodontics has been used safely for decades. Consult your orthodontist to determine if you are a viable candidate.
Before the Surgery
Often, traditional braces are worn before, during, and after the procedure to help settle your bite. This can result in years of treatment. To start, your orthodontist will coordinate a treatment sequence with an oral surgeon. They’ll even perform a practice surgery on a customized 3-D model of your teeth. Other specialists such as plastic surgeons or speech therapists might also be consulted. Next, you will undergo braces. The braces will bring the teeth into a frame where the oral surgeon can conduct surgery. Braces will stay on during and after the surgery; however, bite and appearance will be dramatically improved immediately after surgery.
During the Surgery
Surgical orthodontics can be performed in a hospital or outpatient setting. You will undergo general anesthesia. All surgical incisions are made inside the mouth, not on the visible outer skin. The repositioned bones will be permanently secured in place using titanium plates. These titanium plates will remain in the mouth for life, but they will be virtually undetectable.
After the Surgery
A hospital stay may be required. However, many patients have surgery conducted in an outpatient setting. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, an overnight stay may or may not be recommended. While surgeons recommend a soft diet following the procedure, you will be able to fully move your jaw immediately after the surgery. Your orthodontist will continue your braces treatment plan to perfect your bite.
The Capable Kapadia
Kapadia Orthodontics appreciates your unique needs and concerns. They devote personal attention to design your most winning smile. They rely on today’s most cutting-edge techniques and technology to ensure results. Just ask their hundreds of happy clients, young and old. To discover the benefits of surgical orthodontics and other life-changing orthodontic procedures, call Kapadia Orthodontics today.