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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

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When is Jaw Surgery Necessary?

Your orthodontist may include surgical orthodontics in your treatment plan if you are an adult whose bite problem cannot be completely fixed through less invasive means.


What is surgical orthodontics?

At Ridge Meadows Orthodontics, include orthodontic surgery in treatment plans for our patients to fix jaw irregularities and improve patient’s ability to eat, breathe and speak. Jaw surgery can also provide an improved facial balance and appearance.

Usually, jaw surgery is done in conjunction with other orthodontic treatment, such as braces.

Why is orthodontic surgery necessary?

The patient’s jaw is must be completely finished growing before orthodontic surgery can be done. For this reason, it is usually only performed on adults, or teenagers whose jaw bones are finished developing.

When will I have my jaw surgery?

Your surgery will take place during the time you're wearing braces.

As your orthodontic treatment progresses, you'll probably find that your bite seems to be getting worse instead of better. The surgery will take care of this, so don’t be alarmed!

Your braces will be removed in about 6-12 months after your surgery.

Find out more about what to expect during orthodontic surgery here, or get in touch with Guildford Orthodontics today if you have any additional questions!

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