Orthognatic Surgery And It’s Treatments

Orthognathic surgery is a form of surgery that is important for the construction of one’s face. This is a form of surgery that involves handling conditions that impact the jaw. This surgery is generally used when braces do not work for a certain condition.

Orthognathic surgery involves the handling of jaw for a variety of different conditions. Among the conditions that this surgery can handle include cleft palate conditions, improper growth conditions and in many cases sleep apnea conditions. These will work to help with getting one’s jaw and mouth to be able to work properly. In this surgery plates or screws are generally used to help with getting the jaw bones to be able to be bolted together properly. This is so it will be easier for the patient’s jaw bones to work in a good manner and to adjust to a new pattern that is closer to being normal.


This is an important type of surgery for many people. In many cases a person who needs surgery can have difficult time breathing or speaking as a result of a cleft palate or other facial condition regarding the jaw. This can be especially useful for serious cases where orthodontics will not be able to work properly.

Treatments for misaligned teeth often require the use of dental appliances like palate expanders, headgear, or braces. Some specialists provide jaw surgery for more extreme cases, wherein they reconstruct the jaw and teeth. Read on to know a few of the most popular orthodontic treatments:

Preventive Treatments

These treatments “prevent” the development of misalignments by improving the conditions for permanent tooth growth. An example of preventive treatment is maintaining the space for a permanent tooth to grow if a baby tooth falls out early. This leaves enough room for a permanent tooth to grow. Another example is the removal of baby teeth that do not fall out normally to allow permanent teeth to erupt and grow.

Interceptive Treatments

Orthodontic specialists apply this type of treatment when a dental problem starts to develop at an early age. These treatments are similar to preventive treatments, except they are only applicable to patients who are already showing signs of developing misalignments. The application of palatal expanders to adjust a patient’s jaw to allow his teeth to fit together better is an example of interceptive treatment.

 Glovsky Orthodontics

754 S. Val Vista Dr., Suite 107
Gilbert, AZ 85296

Phone: (480) 892-6200
Fax:      (480) 632-0884
E-mail: drglovsky@yahoo.com




Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply