Sometimes, corrective jaw surgery (or orthognathic surgery) is recommended by Dr. Randy Wright to correct jaw abnormalities that cannot be treated by orthodontics alone. These abnormalities can affect your ability to chew, speak, and sleep, and may disrupt other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery can be used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct problems and improve overall facial appearance.
Surgery is typically recommended for adult patients, whose jaws have already developed and solidified, and cannot be altered with just braces. We use the latest technology in digital imaging to demonstrate the benefits of jaw surgery, both functional and aesthetic. By utilizing computerized treatment, we can minimize treatment and recovery time and enhance the overall efficiency of the experience. We may utilize materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws to provide stability, predictability, and strength to your surgery, as these state-of-the-art technological advances can reduce recovery time and allow you to resume your daily activities sooner.
Our orthodontist will meet with you to determine if orthognathic surgery is the best treatment for your smile. We only recommend surgery to achieve what braces alone cannot. To learn more about oral surgery in Batavia, Illinois, please contact Wright Orthodontics at 630-208-1200. We look forward to hearing from you, soon!