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When To Consider Surgical Orthodontics


Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
Young blonde girl carrying backpack and smiling with bracesSurgical orthodontics is a powerful approach that combines braces with surgery to fix more complex dental and jaw issues. This isn't your everyday orthodontic treatment; it's reserved for situations where regular braces might not cut it. Here's when you might want to think about going the surgical orthodontics route:

Difficulty Chewing


If chewing your favorite meal feels more like a challenge than a pleasure due to wonky jaw alignment, surgical orthodontics might be the ticket. Surgery can help fix jaw alignment issues that can make eating a real pain.

Open Bite


Ever notice someone whose front teeth don't quite touch when they close their mouth? That's called an open bite. It can cause speech troubles and make certain foods a hassle to eat. Surgical orthodontics can swoop in to save the day by repositioning the jaws and closing that pesky gap.

Receding Lower Jaw And Chin


Sometimes, a lower jaw and chin that shy away from the spotlight can affect both how you look and how you chomp down on your snacks. Surgical orthodontics can step in to reposition the lower jaw and chin, giving your face a more balanced and bite-friendly profile.

Chronic Mouth Breathing


Mouth breathing might sound harmless, but it can lead to dry mouth, speech challenges, and even dental problems. If your jaw or dental structure is causing this, surgical orthodontics can lend a hand by fixing the underlying issues and promoting proper breathing through the nose.

Birth Defects


Certain birth defects can throw off your jaw alignment and facial structure. You should consider surgical orthodontics to ensure that the child grows up with the right dental formula. The dentist will tell you the best time to go for the surgery. Call our office today if you think you need surgical orthodontics.

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