Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical-ortho-image-1Most orthodontic treatment can be performed by the orthodontists alone, but some adults require a team approach with an Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon to correct jaw discrepancies with orthognathic jaw surgery. Corrective jaw surgery treats abnormalities of the facial bones, jaws and the teeth. Abnormalities include difficulty chewing, excessive wear of the teeth, open bite between upper and lower teeth, unbalanced facial features, cleft lip and/or palate, receding chin, protruding jaw, and sleep apnea. Orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontic treatment corrects these problems and will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Using the latest in digital imaging technology, Drs. Hydo and Miller will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment.  These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery. With hundreds of surgical patients treated, our orthodontists are highly skilled and experienced to provide you with the most effective and efficient treatment possible.

Have questions to decide whether you or your child might be a candidate for surgical orthodontic treatment? Give us a call at (858) 755-4223 for more information or arrange a consultation by requesting an appointment online.