Surgical Orthodontics

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My Orthodontist

Orthodontists located in Lawrenceville, Bayonne, Cherry Hill, Deptford Township, East Orange, Medford, Paterson, and West New York, NJ & Langhorne, PA

Corrective orthodontic surgery can help a wide range of skeletal and dental abnormalities and help facilitate normal speaking, chewing, and breathing. At My Orthodontist, the team of expert orthodontists and surgeons have helped countless patients in Deptford Township, Lawrenceville, Medford, Bayonne, West New York, West Orange, Cherry Hill, Paterson, New Jersey, and Langhorne, Pennsylvania, achieve better functionality and aesthetics using the most advanced and innovative surgery techniques. To learn more about how you can benefit from orthodontic surgery, call the closest office, or use the online scheduler to book a consultation.

Surgical Orthodontics Q & A

Why would I need surgical orthodontics?

The team at My Orthodontist provides a wide range of treatments to correct teeth and jaw problems. However, certain extreme alignment issues may require corrective orthodontic surgery. 

You may be a good candidate for surgical orthodontics if you have:

  • An impacted tooth or teeth, such as the canines
  • Exposed teeth
  • Biting, chewing, or swallowing problems
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Excessively worn-down teeth
  • An open bite
  • An asymmetrical facial appearance
  • Abnormalities from birth or injury
  • A receding chin
  • A protruding jaw
  • Difficulty closing your lips completely
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Sleep apnea

Your orthodontist at the practice can determine whether you may respond to more conservative treatments or if you’re a candidate for surgery.

What happens during orthodontic surgery?

Orthodontic surgery is a collaborative process, and at My Orthodontist, the team of orthodontists and oral surgeons works together to create a customized treatment plan that can include a combination of orthodontic treatment and surgery. 

The first step involves a thorough evaluation of the state of your teeth and jaw to design a customized treatment plan for your specific needs. The practice uses advanced imaging technology such as digital X-rays, digital photography, and computer software to create 3D models that allow the team to predict and plan the outcome of your treatment. 

In the months before your procedure, you may undergo various types of orthodontic treatments to align your teeth in preparation for surgery. The surgery itself takes place at one of the practice’s nine clinics or in a hospital setting and uses the most appropriate type of anesthesia for the comfort of each patient. 

What is the recovery time and process for orthodontic surgery?

After the procedure, your surgeon provides detailed post-surgical care instructions that include a liquid or soft diet and over-the-counter or prescription medication to manage any pain.

You also come in for regular checkups so your surgeon can closely monitor every stage of your recovery for at least 6-12 weeks after your procedure. Many patients get braces at the six-week mark to finish the alignment of their teeth. The team at My Orthodontist assesses your particular needs during the initial stages of your treatment so you’ll know what treatment steps to expect after your surgery.

Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation and determine whether you’re a candidate for orthodontic surgery.