Corrective Jaw Surgery
After treating thousands of patients with orthodontics, Dr. Alexa Alborzi thoroughly understands all of the issues and difficulties that can occur with a person's bite. And while most bite problems can be corrected with orthodontic appliances, sometimes surgery is necessary to correct a malformation of the jaw and teeth.
Corrective jaw surgery ("orthognathic surgery") corrects abnormalities of the jaws and teeth. Sometimes these abnormalities cause difficulty chewing, talking and sleeping. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and when combined with orthodontic treatment, improves the overall appearance of the face.
If Dr. Alborzi determines that you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, she will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon. Working side-by-side with the surgeon, Dr. Alborzi will oversee your entire treatment plan from surgery through orthodontic treatment. Computerized treatment planning by Dr. Alborzi minimizes your treatment time, recovery and the overall efficacy of your surgery.
Dr. Alborzi can help some patients avoid surgery
Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. In many cases Dr. Alborzi has been able to avoid surgery using the Damon Braces system. Dr. Alborzi will determine if Orthognathic Surgery is the correct treatment option for you or of you are a candidate for a non-surgical alternative.