Surgical Orthodontics Plant City, FL

Surgical orthodontics not only allows us to provide you with a beautiful smile but also a healthy, well-functioning smile. We offer a variety of surgical orthodontic procedures that will help correct occlusion issues, such as various jaw misalignments.

Why Is Orthodontic Surgery Necessary?

Unfortunately, orthodontic treatment alone is not enough for some adults if braces or Invisalign® clear aligners can’t fully correct their occlusion issues.

In these cases, a combination of orthodontic appliances and surgery can help patients achieve a properly aligned bite that functions optimally.

The patient will go through orthodontic treatment before and after surgery to ensure that their teeth are aligned and they’re able to speak, chew, and bite normally.

The surgery itself can be performed on the upper or lower jaw. In some cases, the patient needs surgical intervention on both jaws to correct their skeletal and/or dental irregularities.

The surgery moves the jaw into a position that allows for optimal functionality as well as balanced alignment with the teeth. Once this happens, the tissues of their head, face, and neck – including muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, and nerves – can operate without excessive tension or strain. The result:

It’s easier to speak, swallow, breathe, and chew

The patient has less pain (including facial pain, toothaches, headaches, and migraines)

The patient has a reduced risk of common adverse dental side effects of malocclusion including cracked and broken teeth

Do I Need Surgical Orthodontics?

You might need corrective jaw surgery if you have an underbite or overbite. These types of malocclusions result in unnatural gaps between the upper and lower teeth. They are caused by the lower jaw being positioned too far forward or too far back.

The size of the jaw (often being too small) can contribute to the development of an underbite or overbite. Additionally, some patients have a size discrepancy between their upper and lower jaws due to abnormal growth in one part of the face, resulting in facial asymmetry.

Patients with these types of malocclusions can have oral issues (jaw pain, cracked teeth) and may choose to have surgery to correct this issue. Some may not like the way their face looks because of the size, shape, or position of their jaw and may choose to have surgery for this reason as well.

What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

Other signs surgical orthodontics in Plant City might be recommended include:

  • Difficulty chewing/biting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Excessive enamel wear
  • Uneven enamel wear
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Nasal deviation
  • Recessive chin
  • Protruding jaw
  • An open bite
  • A crossbite
  • Facial injuries
  • Popping, grinding, or cracking noises when you move your jaw
  • Chronic mouth breathing in conjunction with dry and inflamed gums

Types of Surgical Orthodontics in Plant City

Orthodontic surgery allows for facial harmony. It also helps your jaw to properly and adequately support your teeth and work in union with the rest of your facial tissues (muscles, etc.). It can also dramatically improve the aesthetics and appearance of your teeth, jaws, and face.

There are three types of jaw (orthognathic) surgery.

1. Chin Surgery

Also known as genioplasty, chin surgery allows your orthodontist to:

  • Enlarge a small or receded lower chin/jaw
  • Correct an asymmetrical chin
  • Help your lips completely close over your teeth

Chin surgery can be completed on its own or in addition to upper/lower jaw surgery.

Do I Need Surgical Orthodontics?

2. Upper Jaw Surgery

Surgery of the upper jawbone, called a maxillary osteotomy, can help correct:

  • A receded upper jaw
  • A protruding upper jaw
  • A crossbite
  • An open bite
  • A receded midline/nose/profile

During this procedure, the upper jawbone is detached from your cheekbones and nose before being repositioned. The surgery can correct a smile line and reshape a patient’s profile, in addition to correcting their bite and improving nasal breathing.

3. Lower Jaw Surgery

Surgically treating the lower jaw is called a mandibular osteotomy. The surgery involves detaching the temporomandibular jaw joints from the mandible (lower jaw). The jawbone is then repositioned depending on the patient’s needs, which can help correct a receded or protruding lower jaw and:

  • Correct their bite
  • Improve the look of a deviated or asymmetric chin
  • Improve the patient’s profile

Your Comfort Is Important to Us

We understand that the idea of oral surgery can be intimidating – even scary. We want to assure you that we have your best interests at heart. We will do all we can to make sure you not only receive exceptional care but that you’re comfortable throughout the process.

This is one reason why we offer sedation dentistry, typically nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). This mild sedative will keep you or your child relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.

More complex surgical procedures may need to be done in the hospital and/or under general sedation, where we’ll put you to sleep during the procedure.

We will discuss all options with you at your orthodontic consultation so you know what to expect and can feel confident making your decision.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Busciglio Smiles staff is very helpful and very sweet. They're very accommodating with scheduling. I would definitely recommend them.”
Dana M.

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ADA Codes For Applicable Services: Comprehensive Exam: D0150, Full Mouth Xrays: D0120, Panoramic Xray: D0330
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