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Orthodontics and Surgery
When Treatment Calls For A Specialized Partnership
The upper and
lower jaws are the foundations by which teeth are supported. Sometimes,
when the jaws are too short or long, too wide or narrow, braces
alone can't completely correct a bad bite. And, in addition to affecting
a person's appearance, an improper bite can lead to serious problems,
such as abnormal tooth wear, periodontal disease, and possible joint
correct crooked teeth and bad bites. For problems related to jaw
formation and misalignment (skeletal problems), an oral surgeon
may be needed. When both conditions come into play, it's common
for an orthodontist and oral surgeon to work together.
cases can only be corrected with a combination of orthodontics and
surgery. The orthodontist, working with the oral surgeon, designs
a combined treatment plan. Depending on the problem, treatment by
other dental specialists may also be required.
of the orthodontist, the family dentist and other dental specialists
provides better dental health for thousands of patients who are
rewarded with straight teeth, bright smiles and facial symmetry-a
beautiful combination of shape, form, position and function.
Do Orthodontics and Surgery Best Correct?