We use our mouths and our teeth for all kinds of essential things, from speaking to eating. When one or multiple teeth are missing, that can cause serious issues for the remaining teeth. These teeth may shift out of place which often leads to unnecessary wear and tear.
Teeth that are out of position can harm a patient’s bite and the alignment of their jaw, on top of the teeth wearing against each other. It also means the jaw can become strained and experience discomfort as it struggles to rest in unnatural positions.
If you or a loved one is dealing with any kind of discomfort in the jaw area, you can trust our team at DiMarzio Orthodontics to solve the problem and resolve any pain through our training in surgical orthodontics.
What Is Surgical Orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics includes any corrective treatments that work to reposition and straighten the jaw and teeth. Through surgical orthodontics, your dental and skeletal irregularities can be corrected.
There are several different treatments in this field of dentistry. Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the placement of your jaw and teeth and the severity of the problems you’re experiencing.
Who Needs Surgical Orthodontics?
How do you know if you or a loved one could benefit from surgical orthodontics? We’ll be able to help determine that when you visit our office, but ultimately it depends on the jaw development.
You or your child might qualify for surgical orthodontic treatment as a result of any of the following symptoms:
- Sleep apnea.
- Chronic mouth breathing.
- Protruding jaw.
- Receding lower jaw or chin.
- Birth defects.
- Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing food.
- Serious injury to jaw or face.
- Open bite.
- Jaw joint or jaw pain (stemming from TMJ disorders).
- Asymmetrical facial appearance.
These are just a few common examples, but surgical orthodontics can treat a wide range of issues. For example, sometimes patients have upper and lower jaws that grow at different rates, which can lead to discrepancies in not only size but function as well. Surgical orthodontics can fix such issues by aligning the jaws properly.
Jaw treatment such as this works particularly well in conjunction with Invisalign clear aligners or traditional braces. The result will be an aligned bite and straight teeth.
Can Everyone Benefit From Surgical Orthodontics?
It’s important to note that, for many patients, surgery might not be the optimal choice. Thanks to advances in dental technology, patients who would normally have undergone this kind of treatment no longer have to. Instead, they can enjoy amazing results and improved dental health without invasive surgery.
Our team at DiMarzio Orthodontics is trained to treat patients of all kinds, including patients who could benefit from surgery to properly correct their smile and jaw. Every patient’s needs are different, and we’re here to see those needs are met.
What To Expect From Surgical Orthodontic Treatment
Surgical orthodontic treatment will start with a consultation and examination from Dr. DiMarzio. Your treatment will be mapped out thoroughly, so that you can clearly see where and how surgical orthodontics will make a difference in their smile and their jaw alignment.
Your treatment will result in a well-positioned jaw and will solve any orthodontic issues or symptoms that a patient might be dealing with.
Correct Your Jaw and Improve Your Smile Through Surgical Orthodontics
The concept of correcting a crooked jaw or misaligned bite doesn’t have to be a scary one. Get in touch with our team today to ask questions and learn more about the procedure! We’re here to help make your smile better, stronger, and healthier in any way that we can.