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Orthognathic Surgery

In some cases, it may be determined that the best course of action would be orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery is a process that can take a year or more from start to finish. It is important to discuss all of your options with your orthodontist before deciding on whether or not jaw surgery is the best option.

At NobleCare Orthodontics, we are founded on the belief that patients deserve to become informed decisions about their treatments. We will work with you to ensure that you understand all of your options so that you can make the best choice for you and your family. Jaw surgery is an important tool to help individuals fix abnormalities that cannot be corrected with less invasive treatments. To schedule an orthodontic assessment, contact our office at (818) 660-1101.

What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is a surgery of the jaw. It helps to correct misalignments and other irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is generally recommended when there are significant skeletal irregularities that orthodontic treatment (aligners and braces) by itself won’t be able to properly align the upper and lower jaw. Jaw surgery is usually considered after childhood once a person has stopped growing.

Jaw surgery has a number of benefits. It can help to improve your jaw function, making it easier to chew. It can also correct speech problems that were caused by misalignment. Surgery may correct “bad bite” issues such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Finally, it may reduce abnormal wear on your teeth, helping to stop early decay.

How Long Does Jaw Surgery Take?

Surgery on the jaw is a long process. It usually starts with preparation several months to a year before the actual surgery. An orthodontist may have you wear braces to help better align your teeth prior to the orthognathic surgery. 

The actual surgery will require you to go under anesthesia, and the recovery is extensive. You might be in the hospital for several days before being released. It is important to make sure that you fully understand what the surgery entails so that you can fully prepare for what to expect.

How Do I Know If I Need Surgical Orthodontics?

The only way to determine whether you will need surgical orthodontics is by having a consultation with a fully trained and licensed orthodontist. In many cases, orthognathic surgery is only recommended if other treatments will not be successful. Jaw surgery is invasive and is not a simple procedure. Before considering surgery, you should consider all of your other options. 

Want to Learn More? Contact Our Office.

At NobleCare Orthodontics, we believe in customizing our treatment plans for each patient that walks through our door. We will also be transparent about all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. 

We will only recommend the treatments that we feel are in your best interest and will help to address the problem at hand. 

Dr. Amir Shayesteh is a skilled orthodontist and board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Contact our office at (818) 660-1101 today to discuss how we can help. 

In some cases, it may be determined that the best course of action would be orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery is a process that can take a year or more from start to finish. It is important to discuss all of your options with your orthodontist before deciding on whether or not jaw surgery is the best option.

At NobleCare Orthodontics, we are founded on the belief that patients deserve to become informed decisions about their treatments. We will work with you to ensure that you understand all of your options so that you can make the best choice for you and your family. Jaw surgery is an important tool to help individuals fix abnormalities that cannot be corrected with less invasive treatments. To schedule an orthodontic assessment, contact our office at (818) 660-1101.

What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is a surgery of the jaw. It helps to correct misalignments and other irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is generally recommended when there are significant skeletal irregularities that orthodontic treatment (aligners and braces) by itself won’t be able to properly align the upper and lower jaw. Jaw surgery is usually considered after childhood once a person has stopped growing.

Jaw surgery has a number of benefits. It can help to improve your jaw function, making it easier to chew. It can also correct speech problems that were caused by misalignment. Surgery may correct “bad bite” issues such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Finally, it may reduce abnormal wear on your teeth, helping to stop early decay.

How Long Does Jaw Surgery Take?

Surgery on the jaw is a long process. It usually starts with preparation several months to a year before the actual surgery. An orthodontist may have you wear braces to help better align your teeth prior to the orthognathic surgery. 

The actual surgery will require you to go under anesthesia, and the recovery is extensive. You might be in the hospital for several days before being released. It is important to make sure that you fully understand what the surgery entails so that you can fully prepare for what to expect.

How Do I Know If I Need Surgical Orthodontics?

The only way to determine whether you will need surgical orthodontics is by having a consultation with a fully trained and licensed orthodontist. In many cases, orthognathic surgery is only recommended if other treatments will not be successful. Jaw surgery is invasive and is not a simple procedure. Before considering surgery, you should consider all of your other options. 

Want to Learn More? Contact Our Office.

At NobleCare Orthodontics, we believe in customizing our treatment plans for each patient that walks through our door. We will also be transparent about all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. 

We will only recommend the treatments that we feel are in your best interest and will help to address the problem at hand. 

Dr. Amir Shayesteh is a skilled orthodontist and board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Contact our office at (818) 660-1101 today to discuss how we can help. 

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