At Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, we understand that achieving a harmonious and functional smile is a collaborative effort. Our dedicated and experienced team is here to guide and support you throughout your orthognathic surgery journey. With our expertise and skill, we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic Surgery, also known as jaw surgery, is a specialized procedure done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon that focuses on correcting skeletal and dental irregularities of the jaws, which can greatly impact both the esthetics and functionality of your smile and bite. This procedure involves repositioning the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible), or both to improve facial balance, correct bite problems, and enhance overall oral health.
The Role of the Orthodontist in Orthognathic Surgery:
As an orthodontic practice with extensive experience in treating patients needing jaw surgery, we play a crucial role in the comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Clinebell and Dr. Anderson collaborate closely with the oral surgeon to ensure seamless integration of orthodontic care before, during, and after the jaw surgery is done.
- Initial Assessment and Treatment Planning: Our doctors will conduct a thorough examination, including a 3D x-ray, photos, and an in-person exam. This allows us to analyze your specific dental and skeletal conditions, identify any bite problems, observe any facial balance discrepancies, and determine the appropriate plan. We then work closely with the oral surgeon to ensure alignment between the orthodontic and surgical goals before starting treatment.
- Pre-Surgical Orthodontics: Before the jaw surgery can take place, it is essential to first achieve ideal dental alignment. Dr. Anderson and Dr. Clinebell will use braces or aligners during the pre-surgical orthodontic period to optimize the position of your teeth so that they fit together ideally after the surgery.
- Surgical Phase Support: Once you are ready for jaw surgery, our orthodontic team will play a vital role in coordinating your care with the oral surgeon. We work together to ensure that the surgical movements align with the orthodontic objectives. This collaboration facilitates the achievement of a balanced and functional occlusion, creating a beautiful smile and improved facial balance and esthetics.
- Post-Surgical Orthodontics: Following completion of jaw surgery, there will be a period of healing and adjustment. Our doctors will monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your orthodontic plan. This phase is aims to refine your bite, optimize your jaw function, and further enhance smile esthetics.
Our Commitment to Your Well-Being:
At Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, we prioritize your comfort, well-being, and satisfaction throughout your orthodontic and orthognathic surgery journey. We understand that this process may seem overwhelming, but rest assured, our experienced orthodontists and team members will guide you every step of the way. We will provide you with the information, support, and exceptional care you need to achieve a beautiful, balanced smile that reflects your unique personality.
Schedule a Consultation Today:
If you are considering jaw surgery or would like to learn more about our orthodontic services including possible non-surgical treatment options, please schedule a complimentary consultation with us today!