Orthognathics

Orthognatics

This approach provides the very best facial harmony whilst providing a functional occlusion with excellent aesthetics. It is usually reserved for adults.

Orthognathics utilises a precise surgical methodology to correct severe skeletal dysplasias and thereby restore balanced facial proportions. Sometimes the discrepancy between the jaws is so substantial that orthodontic treatment needs to be combined with surgery for a complete correction. This approach is usually reserved for the treatment of adults for whom there is no adolescent growth left to modify.

Stage One

After a meticulous assessment, full braces are used to move teeth into pre-planned positions in both arches.

Stage Two

An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon surgically aligns either one or both jaws using the previously established bite as a template to guide their exact placement.

Stage Three

After surgery, braces remain in place whilst the bite is detailed and finalised over a period of 6-12 months. After this time, the braces are removed and retainers are issued to maintain the corrected position of the teeth.

Please contact our team to learn more about how we can help correct your oral health with Orthognathics.

FAQs

This approach provides the very best facial harmony whilst providing a functional occlusion with excellent aesthetics. It is usually reserved for adults.

Orthognathics utilises a precise surgical methodology to correct severe skeletal dysplasias and thereby restore balanced facial proportions. Sometimes the discrepancy between the jaws is so substantial that orthodontic treatment needs to be combined with surgery for a complete correction. This approach is usually reserved for the treatment of adults for whom there is no adolescent growth left to modify. Find out more about Ortho3 orthognathics here.

Orthognathic (or jaw) surgery might sound intimidating, frightening, or both. It isn’t easy to process the fact that your jaw needs to be realigned. Ultimately, overcoming the surgical aspects of orthognathic surgery is well worth the years of having a symmetric, visually appealing jawline. Contact one of the best in the business, Dr Kerry Lester, and feel safe knowing you’re in the best hands to correct your smile.

Stage One

After a meticulous assessment, full braces are used to move teeth into pre-planned positions in both arches.

Stage Two

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically aligns either one or both jaws using the previously established bite as a template to guide their exact placement.

Stage Three

After surgery, braces remain in place whilst the bite is detailed and finalised over a period of 6 to 12 months. After this time the braces are removed and retainers are issued to maintain the corrected position of the teeth.

Please contact our team to learn more about how we can correct your oral health with orthognathics.