Transform Your Smile With Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, is a remarkable branch of dentistry that combines orthodontic treatment with corrective jaw surgery. At Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam, CT, it is often necessary when orthodontic treatment alone cannot address severe dental and facial anomalies.

What are the procedures involved?

Surgical orthodontics aims to correct misaligned jaws, bite problems, and facial asymmetry. They are typically recommended for patients with severe underbites, overbites, open bites, and crossbites, which cannot be adequately corrected with braces or other orthodontic appliances.

  • Consultation and Diagnosis: The journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our orthodontist, who will assess your dental and facial structure using advanced imaging techniques like X-rays and 3D scans.
  • Pre-Surgical Orthodontic Preparation: Before surgery, the orthodontist will align the teeth using braces or aligners to ensure they fit together properly after the surgical correction. This phase can take several months to achieve the desired alignment.
  • Surgical Intervention: Once the teeth are in their ideal positions, the orthodontist performs the necessary jaw realignment. This procedure typically involves making incisions inside the mouth to access the jawbones, repositioning them, and securing them with screws, plates, or wires.
  • Post-Surgical Orthodontic Adjustment: After the surgery, the orthodontist fine-tunes the bite and alignment with orthodontic appliances to ensure a harmonious result.

What are the benefits of surgical orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics can dramatically enhance facial symmetry and balance, giving patients a more attractive appearance and boosting self-confidence. Patients experience significant improvements in their bite function, which can alleviate issues like difficulty chewing, speaking, and breathing. Unlike traditional orthodontics alone, surgical orthodontics provides lasting results, reducing the risk of relapse and the need for further treatment. Patients often report improved quality of life after surgical orthodontics, with increased comfort, better speech, and the ability to enjoy a broader range of foods.

If you or a loved one is struggling with complex orthodontic issues, contact us today to explore the potential benefits of surgical orthodontics.


Contact Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam About Surgical Orthodontics Today!

  • Reduce the chance of orthodontic treatment recidivism
  • Improve your speech
  • Restore facial balance and symmetry
  • Improve chewing and swallowing function
  • Enhance your overall quality of life!