Surgically assisted orthodontics, also referred to as surgically assisted osteogenic orthodontics, is sometimes needed when the jaws are not positioned correctly and bite correction cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone.
Surgically assisted orthodontics helps patients achieve a healthy and proper function of bites, resulting in effective chewing, speaking and breathing -- as well as an aesthetically pleasing smile.
The need for surgically assisted orthodontics will be determined by your orthodontist. There are symptoms or signs you could be experiencing yourself that may lead you to an orthodontist who will determine your need through an examination, including 3D imaging to see underlying jaw structures. These issues may include:
Poor alignment of the upper and lower jaws can lead to numerous issues, ranging from trouble with chewing and speaking -- to TMJ syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea. Using a combination of corrective surgery and orthodontic appliances, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in conjunction with an orthodontist can help mitigate alignment issues.
Oral surgery refers specifically to procedures performed on the mouth. Maxillofacial surgery covers a wide range of procedures involving the jaw and other facial structures. Since these structures are so closely related, many common procedures overlap, which is why specialists must be experts in all aspects of their field. Some of the surgically assisted orthodontics procedures that require an oral and maxillofacial surgeon include:
At Park Smiles NYC and Park Avenue Oral and Facial Surgery, we’re fortunate to have an award-winning team of world-class dentists. We also have on-staff some of the best dentists, pediatric dentists and anesthesiologists in New York.
Our skilled team is here to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy and proper function of bites, resulting in effective chewing, speaking and breathing -- as well as an aesthetically pleasing smile. Whether you need treatment to correct a jaw abnormality or malocclusion, the surgery will help restore your confidence and leave you smiling for many years to come.
We are also pleased to offer a state-of-the-art facility accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), which assures our patients of the highest standards in safety and quality. No matter what treatment is recommended for you, our skilled staff is here to provide the most effective and safe treatments to restore the health and beauty of your smile.
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When you’re ready to take the next step to orthodontic treatment and the beautiful, healthy and straight smile of your dreams, schedule a consultation at Park Smiles NYC by calling us at (212) 988-6724.
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