Surgical Correction

Orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the jaws and the teeth. These abnormalities may contribute to difficulties associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and your overall facial appearance. An oral surgeon, in conjunction with an orthodontist and orthodontic treatment, corrects these problems to improve your overall facial appearance and bite function.

Using the latest in 3-D digital imaging technology, we can demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning may also minimize treatment times and improve the overall efficacy of your surgery. Oral surgeons also use state-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws to provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be recommended if orthodontic treatment alone cannot correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case; however, Dr. Wood is able to determine if orthognathic surgery is a viable treatment option for you.  Contact the office to schedule my evaluation.