Surgical Orthodontics - San Angelo & Brownwood, TX
Straighten Your Smile Quicker
Take the Pressure Off of Your Smile
A crooked smile may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, however, it is far from the only problem that can be caused by a misaligned jaw. An uneven jaw can cause pain by applying force and pressure on the jaw points. This has been known to cause difficulty eating, and trouble sleeping, and can even induce migraines. When combined with traditional orthodontic treatment, Drs. Tony and Ryan Montgomery and their surgical team of experts can provide life-changing care through surgical orthodontics by straightening your smile to not only make it more visually pleasing but also more importantly, relieve the pain and pressure of a crooked smile can place on the jaw bones.
What is Surgical Orthodontics?
Surgical Orthodontics is an innovative dental procedure that uses technology to help realign your teeth in a shorter period than traditional braces. This type of orthodontic treatment involves using advanced 3D imaging technology to map out the exact position of each tooth, as well as its relationship with other teeth to create a plan for moving them into their ideal location. After the plan has been created, the procedure involves small incisions made in the gums and special tools are used to move each tooth into its new position precisely. Afterward, brackets or plates may be used to hold each tooth securely in place while it heals and adjusts to its new position.
What Causes A Crooked Jaw?
In many instances, a crooked or misaligned jaw is a result of genetics. As these bones grow and begin moving into place the jaw joints can settle out of alignment resulting in an uneven positioning of the jaw (malocclusion.) In more extreme cases, traumatic facial injuries sustained from severe impact can cause the jawbone to shift and become misaligned, in which case surgical orthodontics is required to repair the issue.
The Benefits of Surgical Orthodontics
There are several benefits associated with surgical orthodontics. For starters, it’s much faster than traditional braces alone – some patients have been able to achieve their desired results in as little as six months compared to two years or more with traditional braces. Additionally, it can provide better results since the surgery allows for greater precision when it comes to positioning your jaw and teeth. Finally, because of its speed and effectiveness, surgical orthodontics has become much more affordable than traditional braces as well.