In some cases, Dr. Casey Warren may recommend surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic or maxofacial surgery, to correct more severe jaw irregularities. These procedures can often improve your ability to chew, speak and breathe. Our orthodontist may also recommend that you wear braces in conjunction with your orthodontic surgery to ensure that your teeth remain in their correct positions.
Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, may be needed if your oral health, function, and appearance are affected by problems that cannot be corrected through more conservative treatments. Surgical treatment may be needed to correct abnormalities in the teeth, jaws, or facial bones. It is especially important to receive the treatment you need if these abnormalities are causing difficulties in speaking, chewing, eating, sleeping, and other routine activities. In addition to making these activities easier and more comfortable, jaw surgery can help to improve your oral appearance and even the appearance of your overall facial profile.
To learn more and to find out if jaw surgery is right for your smile, we welcome you to contact our orthodontist and team today. We are committed to improving your smile!