Orthodontic Surgical Procedures
Louisville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specializing in Orthodontic Surgical Procedures, Removal of Wisdom Teeth, Teeth Extractions, Pre-Prosthetic Surgery and Treatment of Oral Disease.
One type of orthodontic surgical procedure is orthogranthic surgery. Orthognathic surgery is necessary when an individual's jaws don’t align correctly in the mouth or individual's teeth do not align property within the jaw. In these instances, orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery are performed to re-position the misaligned jaw and straighten the teeth.
Another common orthodontic surgical procedure that involves working closely with your orthodontist is surgical expose of impacted teeth done for attachment of an ortho bracket to use as an aid for the teeth to eruption into the mouth.
Causes of Oral/Jaw Misalignment
In some instances, over time, the lower and upper jaws may grow at different rates resulting in problems that can affect speech, chewing functions, appearance and long-term health.
Oral injury or face trauma can also affect jaw alignment and functionality. Orthognathic surgery can correct any jaw misalignment including bite problems.
Examination and Treatment
During patients' consultation and examination, Dr. Joseph Mascaro performs a complete examination of the jaw, including x-rays. In the pre-treatment consultation, Dr. Mascaro recommends the best treatment options for each patient's specific case.
Dr. Mascaro uses the latest state-of-the-art oral technologies and three dimensional models to determine the exact course of action necessary to correct oral misalignment. Using these advanced technique, Dr. Mascaro can predict post-surgery alignment improvements and changes in visual appearance.
If oral surgery is the right course of action in your case, Dr. Mascaro and his staff will work closely with your orthodontist and dentist to ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact our office today with any questions regarding our orthognathic surgery procedures or to schedule a consultation in order to see if oral surgery is the right course of action necessary to improve your oral health.