At Pacific Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients achieve beautiful new smiles through high-quality orthodontic treatment. We make the treatment process as easy and convenient as possible, and we offer a wide range of treatment options like braces and Invisalign. In some cases, orthodontic treatment alone cannot fully correct the orthodontic problems. Some may need surgery in combination with orthodontic treatment to achieve a functional, healthy bite.
Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is corrective jaw surgery performed to remedy skeletal issues that affect function and esthetics. Orthodontic treatment is done before surgery so that upper and lower teeth meet properly and continues for a time after surgery to bring teeth into their final positions for optimal function and smile esthetics. We work together with an oral surgeon to design and provide your care.
Orthognathic surgery may be necessary because of genetic or environmental factors. Sometimes the jaws have grown at different rates due to a developmental issue or trauma. Orthognathic surgery aims to alter the positioning and alignment of the jaws, creating a healthier bone structure that can then support a healthy new smile.