Surgical Orthodontics Specialist

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Surgical orthodontics deals with treating severe cases of jaw abnormalities. A surgical orthodontics specialist is a dentist who specializes in surgical orthodontics. A surgical orthodontist specializes in orthognathic surgery, which is the amalgamation of orthodontics with surgery. These specialists also deal with aligning and straightening teeth through aligners and braces. They also treat and correct jaw irregularities. Also, treat facial conditions w.r.t structure jaw and bone. They treat jaw issues and respiratory constrictions that cause them pain while eating, chewing, talking, and breathing. Their work scope includes helping people get rid of their teeth and facial problems. Surgical orthodontists also collaborate with oral surgeons in matters of severely broken facial or jawbones.


What are the Learnings of a Surgical Orthodontic Specialist?


All orthodontists should complete a bachelor's degree and a four-year-long dental school to attain their residency in aligning and straightening teeth. Surgical orthodontics also impress upon "realigning dental structures" together with teeth. Hence, surgical orthodontists study both these majors in their residency period. Their crux is to ensure smiles for all the patients.


Conditions treated by Surgical Orthodontic Specialists:



  • The orthodontic surgeon gives off the following services
  • Unaligned teeth (crowded, impacted, and gapped teeth)
  • Facial Deformations, Asymmetries, etc.
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Skeletal Imbalance
  • Bite Problems (underbite, overbite, open bite, etc.)
  • Braces
  • Retainers and Invisalign
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Dropping chins


How do Orthodontic Specialists Perform Orthognathic Surgery?


The surgery is performed in hospitals, not at dentistry clinics, ascribed to the complexities involved. Patients might also undergo several minor treatments to make teeth fit for the surgery. This activity can take up to six to twelve months before the surgery. The operation takes up to three to four hours, after which orthodontic surgeons advise two weeks of complete rest. Therefore, it is better to go for surgery during your summer break or take some time off. Braces are removed within six to twelve months post-surgery and replaced with retainers. There are no severe risks involved in this operation other than minor issues of discomfort and pain. However, the advantages of having a beautiful, healthy, and aligned smile outclass these meager troubles and if you still feel nervous, always consult your doctor.




So, a surgical orthodontist combines surgical complexity with orthodontic expertise to provide for the patients' needs of facial, respiratory, or dental problems. Being able to breathe, eat comfortably, and retain one's beautiful smile is the pleasures of life and confidence-boosting elements. Therefore, if you are suffering from the mentioned problems or issues should visit your orthodontic surgeon on a priority basis and retrieve their worldly pleasures.


Contact your Pinole dentist, Dr. Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD at Abar Orthodontics, to know more about Surgical Orthodontics Specialist.




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