Surgical orthodontics that address issues related to the jaw and surrounding facial bones.
At Nowlin Orthodontics, we provide surgical orthodontics for adults living in the Tulsa, OK area. Surgical orthodontics addresses issues related to the jaw and the facial bones surrounding it. This is not a method that we use in children since the jaw doesn’t stop growing until sixteen to eighteen years of age. While we can start to move teeth into position and gradually manipulate the jaw ahead of time, if surgery is part of your treatment plan, you will need to wait until the jaw has stopped growing to complete this process of it. In many cases, patients will wear braces for up to eighteen months, have jaw surgery, then finish their treatment by wearing braces for another year or so. We can discuss this in further detail during your consultation so if you want to find out if surgical orthodontics will be required for improving your smile, call our office today!
Extreme CasesSurgical orthodontics are used for a severe overbite, underbite or crossbite.
ProfessionalIt requires precision and skills that most orthodontists and dentists don't possess, but at Nowlin Orthodontics we are skilled professionals for surgical orthodontics.
Surgery & RecoveryAt Nowlin, we want you to be educated and informed in order to make the process run smoothly. Recovery will depend on the patient but typically it will be a couple weeks of soreness and no activity.
Final ProductYou will love how you feel and the overall look of your jaw and face to compliment that smile.
Is it necessary?
Keep in mind that surgical orthodontics may be unnecessary for moving your jaw into position. In many cases, wearing rubber bands or removable oral appliances can move the jaw where it needs to go. Surgical orthodontics is only used in more extreme cases when there is a severe overbite, underbite or crossbite. The surgery itself is performed by one of our oral surgeons and done in a hospital. Since this is a full surgery, you will be sedated and sleeping during the procedure to ensure your comfort. The exact steps that will be taken depend entirely upon your situation.
For example, in some cases, the lower and upper jaw must be separated, and bone is either removed or added in order to position the jaw correctly. When treating patients throughout the 74136 area, we always seek to identify the least invasive approach and even when surgery is required, we will make as few cuts as possible to achieve the desired result.
Schedule With Us Today
We can examine you and make a recommendation as to whether traditional braces or surgery is needed to correct the challenges with your jaw. At Nowlin Orthodontics, we put our patients first, and our goal is to ensure your health and comfort so call today for your consultation.