There are times when orthodontic patients need to be treated surgically. This process is explained by a Santa Clarita Orthodontist.
“Surgical orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment indicated in the most severe cases that cannot be treated with braces alone,” said Embrace Your Smile officials. “For these special patients we work closely with a specialized oral surgeon to determine the best customized treatment plan.”
Surgical orthodontics is often recommended when the jaws do not line up accurately and braces or appliances cannot create a perfect bite.
Surgical Orthodontics is normally used on patients where their jaw has finished growing, typically at age 16 in girls and 18 in boys.
During a complementary exam to determine an orthodontic treatment plan, Dr. Gilbertson, Dr. LeCornu and Dr. Weber will use photos and x-rays as part of a complementary exam to determine an orthodontic treatment plan and whether or not surgery is necessary. Cases that are more severe would be recommended for orthodontic surgery.
“If you require surgical orthodontics, we will provide a referral to a specialist. We will coordinate appointments for the best of care,” said Embrace Your Smile Officials. “Our team is here to answer all of your questions!”
When surgery is needed, the procedure will take place in a hospital. The length of time for orthognathic surgery can take several hours depending on your individual case. Tthe surgeon and team are available to answer all of your questions regarding the procedure, recovery, and risks before the procedure.
When braces or appliances are not enough,surgical orthodontics may be the solution to get to that perfect smile.
For more information and offers, visit the Embrace Your Smile website. The first step to a beautiful, healthier smile starts with Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics!
Dr. Steven Gilbertson, Dr. Megan LeCornu and Dr. Pete Weber of Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics — formerly Gilbertson and LeCornu Orthodontics — have a solid reputation in the community as the premiere Santa Clarita orthodontist office for children, teenagers and adults using Invisalign and traditional braces. Together, they strive to provide orthodontic excellence and five-star customer service in a friendly, caring environment that makes each patient feel like a member of their family. Residents have voted Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics as Best Orthodontist in Santa Clarita for eight years. Anyone looking for an “orthodontist near me” can contact Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics today.
23206 Lyons Avenue, Suite 206
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Valencia, CA 91355