Surgical Options

When Orthodontics Alone Isn’t Enough

Orthodontics with surgery can be an excellent solution when orthodontic treatment alone isn’t enough to correct the problem, or in instances where the jaw is under or overdeveloped.

Severe malocclusion (bad bite) may cause many functional problems, such as an inability to chew food properly, speech difficulties, and facial dysfunction characterized by headaches, joint pain, and periodontal trauma, as well as self-esteem issues related to the physical appearance relative to the bite. Orthognathic surgery can also be an important part of the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Patel works hand-in-hand with skilled oral surgeons when orthognathic surgery is chosen. You can find out more at your complimentary initial exam.