Surgical Orthodontics

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Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Though most conditions can be treated with a full treatment of Damon® advanced braces or clear aligners and/or an orthodontic appliance, more severe cases may require surgical orthodontics.

What is surgical orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery and corrective jaw surgery, is a more intensive orthodontic treatment that serves to treat jaw irregularities, skeletal issues and severe misalignments.

Through early orthodontic treatment, we can help to prevent the need for surgical orthodontics later in life. This is why it’s important that children receive their first orthodontic exam by the age of 7.

Dr. Fritz and Dr. Wilson can identify skeletal issues or conditions that are soon to become problematic, and we can create a custom treatment plan to intervene and correct the jaw bones while they’re still developing!

Once the jaw bones have stabilized, jaw surgery may be necessary.

Mother and son patients holding hands
Two boys with braces

How do I know if I need corrective jaw surgery?

It can be difficult to tell if you need surgical orthodontics without a professional opinion. That’s why we offer complimentary consultations! Dr. Fritz or Dr. Wilson will examine your teeth and jaw bones with no charge. We genuinely want to help you make the best decision for your smile.

There are a few telling conditions that may indicate a need for surgical orthodontics, including:

  • Receding chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • Lips or teeth don’t meet in the front when the mouth is closed
  • Facial deformities from birth or injury
  • Frequent mouth-breathing
  • Sleep apnea

At your first visit to our Holly Springs orthodontist office, we’ll determine whether surgical orthodontics is the most efficient treatment route for your case.

Creating Smiles for the Future.

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