Sometimes, orthodontics alone may not be able to fully correct your bite or malocclusion. When this is the case, orthognathic surgery (“jaw surgery”) is needed to achieve a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile. If we feel that surgery is an option, we will refer you to a local oral surgeon so that you can learn more about your treatment options.
Common reasons for jaw surgery include:
- Severe overbite
- Severe open bite
- Severe overjet
- Severe underbite