When you have issues with the growth and development of your jaw, then this could cause major oral health problems down the road. Without treatment, this could be a source of discomfort and other complications. Your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist can help with jaw surgery!
When a Smile Needs Surgery
Complications could develop with the position of the jaw for a number of reasons, from issues with the growth and development of the smile to major injuries. These issues could not only cause poor symmetry in the smile, but could lead to associated complications like TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), dental misalignment, and even issues with breathing at night, which is connected to behavior issues in children and sleep apnea in adults. Corrective jaw surgery could address this, allowing our team to move the bones of the lower and upper jaw, or both. We scan move them up or down, inward or out, and can even lengthen or shorten them as needed. Often, this not only addresses issues with function and health, but helps improve overall smile beauty and facial structure too.
We’ll begin by taking detailed digital x-trays and intraoral images of your smile, using the panoramic images to plan the treatment with precision and accuracy. Often, we will work alongside your general dentist or orthodontist, and an oral surgeon. They will work together to follow our treatment plan.
Anesthesia and Sedation
If you worry about discomfort, then let us ease your concerns. We strive to ensure patients of all ages from kids to adults, enjoy their time in our office. We will administer anesthesia to the areas being treated, and also discuss dental sedation. For surgery, we could recommend oral or IV sedation, and a trained anesthesiologist will be on hand the entire time to monitor you or your child. This helps patients eat a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure. We then prescribe medications to keep you comfortable afterward and facilitate a complication-free healing period.
Afterward, our orthodontists can continue treatment by correcting the teeth and offering a straighter smile, and addressing any of the concerns with the smile not addressed by the orthognathic surgery. If you have any questions about how we approach a corrective jaw surgery, or if you or a member of your family needs treatment, then contact our team today to learn more.
Visit Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist Today!
Our team wants to help treat serious issues that require oral surgery, providing better oral health and esthetics. To learn more about how our team can help restore symmetry to your smile, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.