We are pleased to offer surgical orthodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona, to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. By the age of 20, most female and male jaws have stopped growing, which is a major requirement for orthognathic surgery. Dr. Galati wants his patients to feel comfortable and encouraged when speaking with our team and consulting about the best possible form of treatment.
For your convenience, our orthodontist has provided the following information on surgical orthodontics:
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.
- We may recommend surgical orthodontics if the jaw does not line up correctly, and if a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone.
- Braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction.
- Be sure to schedule some time away from work and school during the healing process of this extensive treatment.
Orthognathic surgery is not a new or revolutionary process, as it has been performed in many practices and hospitals. We will answer all your questions and provide you with additional information if you are feeling concerned about this treatment. However, the results are well worth any anxiety—you will be left with a beautiful, healthy, lifelong smile. Please contact Galati Orthodontics by calling 480-656-7801 to learn more about this orthodontic care.