Surgical orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. The surgical treatment objective orthodontics of dental-skeletal dysmorphisms requires a team of specialists that mainly include orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons. When severe skeletal discrepancies cause a malocclusion, the orthodontist can propose orthognathic surgery combined with orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic jaw surgery is performed to improve a person’s ability to chew and speak and can also have several aesthetic benefits and other functional improvements. Some of the concerns, including jaws that are too large, too small, too far forward, too far back or crooked can be fixed through jaw surgery followed by surgical braces. It is an excellent corrective option when irregularities are too pronounced to be adjusted by braces alone. Since moving the jaws also moves the teeth, braces surgery is always performed along with jaw correction. Braces after jaw surgery, ensure your teeth are in their ideal position.
An oral surgeon will perform the surgery following the problem. The jawbone behind the teeth is separated, and the tooth-bearing portion is moved forward or backward as needed in the lower jaw surgery whereas, in upper jaw surgery, the jaw can either be repositioned forward or backward.
Rapid Palatal Expansion Surgery is an orthodontic surgery that is used to expand the maxillary arch of the jaw by increasing the size of the upper jaw after patients have finished growing and their jaw.