Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of. Since being certified, Dr. Jerome has treated over 5000 patients.
Invisalign Teen uses the same Invisalign® technology as adult aligners, moving teeth gradually with each set of clear, comfortable plastic aligners, But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we've added a few special features. Invisalign clear aligners are twice as durable and 30% stronger than other retainers.
As a child grows, their smile grows with them. And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment. This is known as phase 1 treatment. At this stage, orthodontists can see issues that may need early treatment to address a developing problem.
What is Surgical orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a specialized field that combines orthodontics and oral surgery to correct severe dental and skeletal irregularities. It is a treatment approach aimed at improving the functionality, aesthetics, and overall balance of the face, jaw, and teeth.
Why would Surgical orthodontics be needed?
Surgical orthodontics may be needed when the misalignment or irregularities of the teeth and jaws are too severe to be corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. It is typically recommended in cases where the underlying issue involves skeletal discrepancies, such as a misaligned jaw, significant overbite or underbite, or facial asymmetry. These conditions often result in difficulties with chewing, speaking, breathing, or overall facial appearance.
Who would be a candidate for Surgical orthodontics?
Candidates for surgical orthodontics are individuals who have significant skeletal and dental irregularities that cannot be corrected through orthodontic treatment alone. They generally have one or more of the following conditions: severe overbite or underbite, jaw discrepancies, facial asymmetry, open bite, or difficulty in properly aligning the upper and lower teeth. A thorough evaluation by an orthodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is necessary to determine if surgical orthodontics is the appropriate treatment option.
What happens during the Surgical orthodontics procedure?
During the surgical orthodontics procedure, the treatment generally involves multiple stages. First, the orthodontist will carefully plan the treatment, which may include the use of braces or other orthodontic appliances to align the teeth and prepare them for surgery. Once the teeth are properly aligned, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgical procedure, which may involve repositioning the jaws, reshaping the facial bones, or correcting other skeletal irregularities. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgical center. After the surgery, the patient goes through a recovery period, during which they may need to wear braces or other orthodontic appliances to fine-tune the bite and ensure optimal results. Regular follow-up appointments with the orthodontist and surgeon are essential to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.
If you are interested in finding out more about Surgical orthodontics, contact us to schedule your consultation.