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Smile Gallery – Surgery

Surgery

Orthodontic treatment combined with jaw surgery
Before & After Treatment Images

In a small percent of patients, jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is an option in combination with orthodontic treatment for moderate-to-severe jaw problems that cannot be resolved with orthodontics alone. Jaw surgery realigns the jaws and teeth so they work properly and corrects cosmetic concerns.

Depending on the patient’s needs, surgery is performed on the upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy), lower jaw (mandibular osteotomy), or both. Surgery is completed entirely inside the mouth, leaving no scars on the chin, jaw or around the mouth.

A SKELETAL CLASS III BITE (UNDER BITE)
Will usually present with the lower front teeth being more prominent than the upper front teeth. These patients will often have a very prominent lower jaw in the profile with protruding chin. When surgery is performed in combination with braces a more harmonious facial profile is achieved as well as an improved bite relationship.

A SKELETAL CLASS III BITE (UNDER BITE)
Will usually present with the lower front teeth being more prominent than the upper front teeth. These patients will often have a very prominent lower jaw in the profile with protruding chin. When surgery is performed in combination with braces a more harmonious facial profile is achieved as well as an improved bite relationship.

A SKELETAL OPEN BITE
Is a condition where a large opening is present between the upper and lower front teeth with only few of the back teeth having contact when the patient closes their mouth. Most of this patients present with sever wear and destruction of their back teeth as well as TMJ symptoms. They usually will have difficulty closing their lips over the teeth and their faces have elongated shape.

A SKELETAL OPEN BITE
Is a condition where a large opening is present between the upper and lower front teeth with only few of the back teeth having contact when the patient closes their mouth. Most of this patients present with sever wear and destruction of their back teeth as well as TMJ symptoms. They usually will have difficulty closing their lips over the teeth and their faces have elongated shape.