When Braces Aren’t Enough
Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone, abnormalities, and malocclusion.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.
If you need surgical orthodontics in Tuscaloosa or Demopolis, AL, Dr. Upton will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
Risks + Rewards
While there are risks associated with orthognathic surgery, just like any major surgery, it has been performed for many years in practices and hospitals.
If you’re concerned about an upcoming surgery, please contact RiverView Orthodontics and let us know. We’re happy to answer any questions that you may have. Your comfort is important to us.
For many patients, the most important reward of surgical orthodontics is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
Whether you need orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite, malocclusion, or jaw abnormality, orthognathic surgery can help restore your confidence and leave you smiling with confidence for many years to come.