Jaw Surgery in Johnson City & Norton
At Sturgill Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer this comprehensive treatment to patients in Johnson City, TN, and Norton, VA.
What Is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is the technical term for jaw surgery and surgical orthodontics is the practice of combining the corrective procedure with orthodontic treatment to achieve lasting, dramatic results in adult patients with severe bite problems.
The main goal of surgical orthodontics is to correct functional issues but it has the added benefit of resulting in a beautiful smile for a major boost in confidence.
When Is Jaw Surgery Necessary?
Sometimes a person’s upper and lower jaw don’t grow in unison, or they grow asymmetrically. This can create difficulties with chewing, talking, sleeping, breathing and other daily activities and have a huge impact on a person’s life.
If the issue is slight, we can correct this using braces alone. However, in more severe cases, a person will need surgery to align the jaws and teeth. Corrective jaw surgery fixes abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws.
When used in conjunction with an orthodontic treatment like braces or Invisalign, it can result in perfectly straight teeth and an aligned bite. Dr. Sturgill and Dr. Williams are proud to be the premier office for orthognathic surgery in northeast Tennessee.
Am I a Candidate for Surgical Orthodontics?
Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Williams will let you know if you should consider orthognathic surgery as part of your treatment plan. This will depend on the severity of your dental issues and how your jaws are aligned.
Jaw surgery isn’t necessary if your problem can be treated with orthodontics alone. Since there have been so many advances in the field, this is sometimes the case. We’ll go over your options at your consultation.
How We’re Revolutionizing Orthognathic Surgery
Not only is Sturgill Orthodontics one of the only practices around Johnson City and Norton to offer surgical orthodontics, but we also use state-of-the-art technology and materials:
- We rely on the latest in digital imaging to demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of jaw surgery.
- We’ve decreased treatment time and the recovery period while increasing the efficiency of surgery with computerized treatment planning.
- By using materials like titanium plates and miniature screws we provide stability, strength, and predictability for the best possible outcomes.