Some misalignments have more to do with your jaws than your teeth. These can be simple to treat in childhood when your jaws are still growing, but for adults the only way to amend your jaws structure is through jaw surgery - which we do in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.
What is jaw surgery?
Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, helps to correct irregularities in the jawbones and overall facial symmetry. Getting your jaws aligned properly can not only approve your appearance, but your speech, breathing, digestion, and oral health.
If you are a good candidate for jaw surgery, we will work closely with your surgeon to design an orthodontic treatment plan that coincides with your surgical procedure.
How braces and surgical
orthodontics work together
Once your jaws are realigned, we still need to worry about your teeth! That’s why we always recommend that jaw surgery be performed in conjunction with braces or aligners. If you choose to be treated with braces, we can use either self-ligating braces or clear braces.
We will start your treatment with braces prior to your surgical procedure. While it may seem like your teeth are getting MORE out of alignment at first, we are simply placing them so that your teeth will be aligned after your surgery.
Once you have recovered from your procedure, we will continue your treatment with braces to tweak the alignment of your smile and ensure your teeth are in their optimal positions.
What can jaw
Jaw surgery can be helpful for:
- Reducing uneven wear on teeth
- Correcting an open bite
- Alleviating chronic mouth breathing
- Correcting facial asymmetry
- Relieving TMJ
- Helping with sleep apnoea symptoms
- Improving chewing, swallowing, and digestion
- Improving speech
- Increasing comfort
- Correcting a receding or protruding jaw
- Repairing facial injuries
We’re the leading
provider of surgical orthodontics
At Todor Orthodontics Smile Studio, we treat many surgical orthodontic patients. We have the expertise to treat even the most complicated issues seamlessly. If you are a candidate for jaw surgery, your smile is in good hands with us.
Achieve the look you’ve always wanted
Ask us about jaw surgery at your complimentary consultation and find out how orthodontic treatment can be used to help you achieve your dream smile.Book a complimentary consultation