Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, fixes structural abnormalities of the facial bones to improve both the function of your jaw and the appearance of your facial profile. However, in order to perform this procedure, your teeth must be in alignment to ensure an optimal surgical outcome. Extremely experienced in preparing teeth for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Partovi will move your teeth to an ideal position using advanced orthodontic treatments, so your oral surgeon can successfully operate on your jaw.
BENEFITS OF CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY
There are a number of important benefits associated with corrective jaw surgery, including the ability to:
- Chew and bite with ease.
- Protect the teeth from wear and tear.
- Improve the appearance of the facial profile.
- Correct asymmetrical facial features.
- Improve “gummy” and “toothless” smiles.
- Correct or reduce the risk of developing a TMJ disorder.
- Treat sleep apnea.
What to expect
To begin preparing your teeth for orthognathic surgery, Dr. Partovi will use the latest advancements in digital imaging technology to demonstrate the functional and aesthetic benefits you’ll enjoy as a result of both your orthodontic treatment and your corrective jaw surgery. From there, she will develop a computerized plan to move your teeth in a way that will minimize your treatment plan and recovery period, as well as ensure that your actual surgery is as successful as possible.
Dr. Partovi will then place the orthodontic appliances you’ve chosen and begin preparing your teeth for surgery. After a period of approximately eight to sixteen months, your teeth will be aligned and ready for corrective jaw surgery with your oral surgeon. Once your jaw has fully healed and stabilized from your procedure, Dr. Partovi will continue aligning your teeth until you’ve achieved the straight and healthy smile you deserve.
HOW WE ALIGN YOUR TEETH FOR CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY
There are a variety of orthodontic treatments Dr. Partovi may use to align your teeth for corrective jaw surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Partovi will work with you to determine which option will best fit your lifestyle and unique needs.
One of the most popular orthodontic treatments, traditional braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, 24-karat gold or clear porcelain, and they come in a variety of shapes and designs.
A relatively new orthodontic treatment, the Damon system uses self-ligated braces to straighten your teeth much more quickly – and with less pain – than traditional braces.
By far one of our most popular treatment options, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth in the most discreet way possible. It’s the ideal choice for adults who want to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, without worrying about their appearance.
Teens love Invisalign because it lets them lead their lives freely – playing sports, hanging out with friends and dating – without worrying about their looks. It’s the ideal choice for teens who want to achieve a straight and beautiful smile, but don’t want to be held back by traditional metal braces.
An extremely popular option, lingual braces are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the outside. As such, they’re an excellent choice for both teen and adult patients who desire a more discreet way to straighten their teeth.