To be able to live with the rising oral health issues that come with teeth abnormalities, faulty jaw alignment affecting face structure, skull and leading to malocclusion is torturous. The ideal solution to the craniofacial cases is a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Popularly referred to as surgical orthodontics, this treatment caters to a wide variety of severe orthodontic issues.

In cases where only an orthodontic treatment is not capable enough to induce required changes, surgical orthodontics becomes a necessity. Orthognathic surgery, in addition to orthodontic treatment, helps achieve proper jaw alignment. 

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, an oral surgical procedure, treats severe jaw or teeth discrepancies. At Vail Orthodontics, our reliable and experienced surgeons specialize in all kinds of oral and maxillofacial surgeries. They have the resources and the expertise to treat even the most complex of craniofacial cases. 

 

Before beginning an orthognathic surgery, it is crucial to undergo nine to twelve months of pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, followed by a two-week resting period. For optimal and faster healing, our surgeons suggest taking a break from work or school. 

 

All the final bite corrections will take place after the healing of the jaw. Post-surgery marks the six-month braces to restore the teeth alignment with retainers after braces to help you retain your new and improved smile.

When Would You Require an Orthognathic Surgery?

Your surgeon will conduct a thorough examination to establish if orthognathic surgery is suitable for you. The surgery gets recommended, specifically to patients who are suffering from: 

  • Open Bite
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Gummy Smile
  • Protruding jaw
  • Severe Underbite Or Overbite

Why Should You Consider an Orthognathic Surgery?

In addition to leaving your oral health at a better stage, Orthognathic surgery offers many other benefits, including:
  • An improved, healthier and beautiful smile for yourself
  • More efficient and pain-free chewing and biting
  • Speech enhancement
  • Preventing teeth wear out due to unhealthy bites
  • No more gummy teeth
  • Reduced risk of TMJ disorder
  • Help in overcoming sleep apnea
  • Mending facial injuries due to trauma
  • A corrected chin, facial imbalances to restore symmetry, and an enhanced appearance
To be able to live with the rising oral health issues that come with teeth abnormalities, faulty jaw alignment affecting face structure, skull and leading to malocclusion is torturous. The ideal solution to the craniofacial cases is a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Popularly referred to as surgical orthodontics, this treatment caters to a wide variety of severe orthodontic issues.

In cases where only an orthodontic treatment is not capable enough to induce required changes, surgical orthodontics becomes a necessity. Orthognathic surgery, in addition to orthodontic treatment, helps achieve proper jaw alignment.