Achieve Your Best Smile Today
With specific orthodontic cases, Dr. DiFranco may recommend the use of a surgical orthodontic option to best achieve your perfect smile. Dr. DiFranco will put together a personalized treatment plan with top oral surgeons to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. This includes any necessary referrals as well as pre and post-operative procedures that may be needed.
When Is Surgery Needed?
There are a number of cases that may require the use of surgical orthodontics. This may also be referred to as jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery. Surgical orthodontics are required when your oral health, functionality, or appearance have problems that can not be corrected using a more traditional and conservative orthodontic treatment. Just a few of the reasons for surgical orthodontics are listed below:
- Restoring jaw function to improve eating, speaking, chewing, or other routine activities
- Relieve sleep apnea by realigning the jaws and teeth to open up the airway
- Create space for incoming teeth
- Improve facial profile and oral appearance
- Improve open bite
- Reduce teeth grinding and wearing of teeth
- Facilitate later orthodontic treatment
Committed to Improving Your Smile
At DiFranco Orthodontics, we use the latest technology, techniques, and materials to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. We are committed to improving your smile. Before your treatment, we will review the procedure with you and show you the details of the treatment so you can feel comfortable with the care you receive at our office. You can rest assured that our team will provide you with a comfortable, positive experience. Following your surgery, you may need another treatment to help you reach optimal results.
Dr. DiFranco can tell you if surgical orthodontics is a treatment option for you at your initial consultation. He can answer any questions you may have, so you can make the right decisions for the long-term health of your smile.