The growth of your jaw is a steady process. Sometimes the growth of the upper and lower jaws can occur at different rates, causing a discrepancy in their size and function. Often these abnormalities cause difficulty with chewing, talking, sleeping, breathing and other routine activities. Corrective orthognathic surgery (upper jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and teeth. Orthodontic treatment may also be used in conjunction with corrective jaw surgery to align the teeth appropriately. Although jaw surgery can dramatically improve your appearance, the goal is to correct functional problems.
Using the latest digital imaging technology, we will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes the treatment time andÂ recovery period while increasing the overall efficiency of your jaw surgery. State-of-the-art materials we use, such as titanium plates and miniature screws, provide:
Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. Your orthodontist, Fairbanks Alaska, will determine whether orthognathic surgery is the appropriate treatment option for you.
Discover your child’s best smile — and yours — with teeth alignment at Alaska Braces. Call 907-457-7878 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our surgical patients come to us from Fairbanks, College, Fox, Ester, Chena, North Pole and surrounding locations.
My son went in for a consultation and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful and kind everyone was. He was nervous, but the woman we saw made him smile and loosen up. We decided to go with Dr. Hobson after seeing how understanding and caring his staff was and considering the fact he does interest free payments, I can now afford braces for my son!.
Dr. Henry placed a TAD for me to help fix my overbite and had originally planned to place more but moved right in the middle of my treatment. So my treatment plan changed when Dr. Hobson came in and he decided the TADS would not work well enough for my condition and teeth removal was needed. Since I had already been given a quote from Dr. Henry, Dr. Hobson completely covered the difference in cost to have my teeth pulled! He went above and beyond in making a unfortunate change, easy!.
Smiles are the greatest asset of your personality. Showing off your new smile is a great way to improve your self-esteem.