For many orthodontic patients, the ability to undergo treatment without visible appliances affecting their appearance is a priority. With clear aligners, available from Daryoush Haghighi, DDS. at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell in Caldwell. New Jersey. you can display your smile proudly throughout treatment and remove your aligners to eat comfortably. To find out more about clear aligners, call Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell or book an appointment online today.
What are surgical orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics are orthodontic treatments that require surgery as part of your treatment plan. During your surgical orthodontic treatment, you may need corrective jaw surgery to help with alignment. Surgery can correct issues that impact your speech and ability to eat, but you still might need orthodontic treatments like braces for some final corrections. Corrective jaw surgery alone rarely. if ever, resolves all misalignment issues.
Typically. surgical orthodontics is only necessary for adult orthodontic patients. Children’s jaws are still malleable as they develop and corrections are easier using traditional orthodontic treatments alone. Adult jaws are rigid and don’t change shape naturally with traditional orthodontic guidance.
When do I need surgical orthodontics?
There are a few reasons why you might need surgical orthodontics to realign your teeth and enjoy a straight beautiful smile. If your upper and lower jaw are out of position and don’t align perfectly, Dr. Haghighi might encourage you to explore surgery in conjunction with your orthodontic treatment. He works alongside an Orthognathic surgeon to evaluate your bite and identify your specific needs throughout treatment.
In many cases. misalignment between your upper and lower jaw is present at birth. If you don’t start orthodontic treatment early in
life. you might need surgical orthodontics later to correct the misalignment and complications that come with it. In other cases, injuries cause permanent misalignment leading to the need for surgical orthodontics.
Should I get surgery before or after my orthodontic treatment?
In most cases, you need surgery before your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Haghighi and your surgeon plan and complete your surgery before giving you braces or clear aligners. You’ll need to undergo orthodontic treatment afterward before you can see the full effect of your surgical orthodontic treatment.
What are the benefits of surgical orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics allow you to make more significant changes to your mouth and the positions of your teeth than traditional orthodontic treatments alone. Getting a surgical orthodontic treatment can make a big difference in the way you bite, chew, and speak. along with lowering your risk of tooth damage requiring costly repairs.
Furthermore. surgical orthodontics can ad in the treatment of sleep apnea. If you’re unable to breathe dearly at night because of an obstruction in your airway, jaw surgery can help hold your airway open so you can breathe easier at night.
For more information on surgical orthodontics, book your consultation by phone or online at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell today.