Surgical orthodontics is combined treatment between Dr. Hiller and an oral surgeon to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ, malocclusion and other abnormalities that can’t be treated with orthodontics alone. These are issues that can be revealed through your diagnostic records.
Dr. Hiller initially levels and aligns the teeth in the jawbone, and then the oral surgeon adjusts the jaws into a more normal position. This allows the teeth aligned by the orthodontist to come together more ideally. Surgical orthodontics can also better your ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Plus, it can also improve how your face looks.
Advancements in technology have reduced the need for this method, but it can still be required for improper bites, as well as those with concerns about the appearance of their face. The jaw area usually must be fully formed before a procedure, but surgery can be necessary to begin correcting tooth position while a patient is still actively growing.