Surgical orthodontics is the alignment of teeth and arches in preparation for jaw surgery. For certain patients, orthodontic treatment alone will not completely address the patient’s dental and skeletal issues. If the main problem is the alignment of the jaw, which stems from atypical skeletal growth, surgery accompanied with braces may be the best option to correct the bite. Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct these functional as well as cosmetic jaw problems.
Here at Bee Cave Orthodontics, we help our patient’s that are undergoing jaw treatment by helping them prep their teeth before and after surgery. While we don’t perform jaw surgery at out office, we can refer you to an oral surgeon and provide the necessary preparations to ensure you have the best smile possible! Preparing your teeth for this big procedure can be done with braces or Invisalign.