Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. Chad Arthur and his staff here at Arthur Orthodontics are proud to provide the highest quality care to each of our patients using the very latest in orthodontic technology. We are pleased to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options and work hard to ensure that we have the ideal treatment plan for every patient we serve.

While many bite and alignment problems can be effectively treated with braces and other appliances, these interventions are not appropriate for every case. In some situations, orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery as it's also called, may be needed in order to achieve the best results. Orthognathic surgery treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones and more specifically the jaw and teeth.

Patients who have these abnormalities often have difficulty chewing, speaking, sleeping and performing other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery is designed to correct these problems, and when used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

The Benefits of Orthognathic Surgery

You may benefit from orthognathic surgery if you have an improper bite or if your jaws are out of alignment. The surgery can:

  • Straighten your teeth
  • Reposition misaligned jaws
  • Improve the appearance of your face
  • Ensure that your teeth meet as they should and function in the correct way

We can show you the functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery using the latest in digital imaging technology. Computerized treatment planning helps minimize treatment time, reduce the recovery period and improve the overall efficacy of your surgery. Using state-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws help provide strength, stability and predictability to your treatment. All these technological advances, procedures and equipment make recovery time faster so you can return to your normal, day-to-day activities shortly after your surgery is complete.

This surgery may not be necessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the right treatment option for you once we've provided you with a thorough examination.

Contact Us Today!

If you would like to find out if you're a candidate for orthognathic surgery, please request an appointment with us online. We offer complimentary examinations to all first-time patients. This first visit with us allows you to get to know the team here at our Desert Ridge or Glendale orthodontic office, while giving you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. Arthur Orthodontics can provide you with more than just an attractive smile; we also can help create a healthier you! We look forward to meeting you soon!