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Surgical Orthodontics

What is Surgical Orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, addresses severe issues like bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. It involves collaboration between your orthodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

When is Surgical Orthodontics Needed?

Surgery may be necessary for adults with improper bites or aesthetic concerns. Jaw growth typically stops by age 16 in females and 18 in males. Surgery is considered when the jaws do not align correctly, and a proper bite can’t be achieved with braces alone.

Determining the Need for Surgery

Your orthodontist will assess if you need orthognathic surgery based on the severity of your case and jaw alignment.

Procedure Details

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgery, usually in a hospital. The procedure can take several hours, followed by a two-week recovery period. Post-surgery, your orthodontist will adjust your bite with braces, which you’ll wear for six to 12 months. A retainer is then used to maintain your new smile.

Risks Involved

As with any major surgery, there are risks. Orthognathic surgery has been performed for many years and is well-established. If you have concerns, contact your practice for more information and reassurance.

Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery

The primary benefit is achieving a lasting, beautiful smile. Orthognathic surgery can correct bad bites, malocclusion, and jaw abnormalities, boosting confidence and ensuring long-term dental health.

"I highly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for orthodontic treatment. They treat all ages, I couldn't see myself or my family going anywhere else." - Andrea C.

"Dr. Kawata has been a part of my family for two generations! I was blessed to be his patient as a teenager and now my children are blessed to be his patients. I know that we are getting the best care available." - S.E.

"My experiences with Dr. Kawata’s office have been overwhelmingly positive. From the friendly and helpful staff to the wonderful orthodontic care." - Diana R.

"Dr. Kawata’s practice makes you truly feel like part of a family!" - Angie A.

"My experience has been great! Everyone in the office is very nice, kind, and caring." - Maria O.

"I had a really great experience here over the past few years. Everyone in the office is so welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t have wanted to get my braces anywhere else." - Cassie F.

"All four of our kids have had their orthodontic work through Dr. Kawata. In all the years we’ve been coming, his office has consistently been a pleasure to come to and I am happy to recommend his services to all my friends." - Cindy B.