When and How is Surgery Performed?

Although your teeth may be perfectly aligned, your upper and lower jaw may be too far apart which hinders you from being able to have a proper bite. Surgical orthodontics can only be performed once the teeth are properly aligned. Before surgery is scheduled, you will have to undergo various orthodontic treatments to align the teeth so that after surgery is performed the jaw and teeth are perfectly aligned. Any type of orthodontic appliances that are used on the teeth prior to surgery will be used during the surgery to ensure the stability of the teeth. Once you have recovered from surgery, you will have to go back to the orthodontist to ensure that your smile and facial symmetry are complete.

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