Surgical orthodontics is a branch of orthodontics that is implemented in very severe cases. Should you require surgery, our team will work with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to get you the treatment you require.
Unlike most other forms of orthodontic treatment, earlier is not better with orthodontic surgery. It can only be done after the jaw has stopped growing, usually between the ages of 16 and 18. The surgery will be combined with other forms of treatment to achieve the ideal bite.
How can you know if you need surgery? There are signs, but only a doctor can determine if it is right for you. Contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Tabakman to see if surgical orthodontics might be an option for you.