Although most conditions can be corrected with a full treatment of braces or Invisalign®, cases that are more severe or further progressed may require surgical orthodontic treatment.
This is why we recommend that you bring your child in for their first orthodontic exam around the age of 7 (as recommended by the AAO). While the teeth and jaw bones are still developing, Dr. Senties can treat most conditions efficiently with an appliance, a type of braces, an appliance with braces, or Invisalign.
In severe cases, when the jaw bones are done developing in the adult years, braces or Invisalign alone may not be the most effective route. This is when surgical orthodontics may be necessary.
When a patient experiences trauma to the face, oral and maxillofacial surgery may be required to reconstruct the face, jaw, oral cavity, head or neck.
Corrective jaw surgery is effective for treating irregularities, deformities or severe misalignments of the jaw bones.
The best way to tell whether you need surgical orthodontic treatment is by scheduling your free exam with Dr. Senties. Every case is different, so the best treatment method for you will depend on your diagnosis.
Dr. Senties provides free consultations for this reason! You can find out if surgical orthodontics would improve your quality of life with no-risk, no-obligation and no initial cost.
If you experience any of the following conditions, this may indicate the need for orthodontics. Whether your case requires surgical orthodontics or braces will depend on your specific condition.
Once Dr. Senties completes your exam, he’ll determine whether surgical orthodontic treatment is right for you. If so, he will refer you to an experienced oral surgeon to perform the procedure.
Dr. Senties will work closely with the oral surgeon to coordinate your treatment, provide you with all of the information you need to prepare, and discuss what to expect during recovery.
Your comfort is incredibly important to us! If you require surgical orthodontics, we’ll discuss everything you need to know in detail, and we’ll support you along your process to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.