Sometimes orthodontic treatment alone cannot correct more severe problems. In some cases, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is needed in combination with orthodontics to treat and correct abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws 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.
We will determine if surgical orthodontics is the correct treatment option for you. If so, Dr. Depew will work closely with an oral surgeon to plan and complete the treatment.