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Surgical Orthodontics

When bite problems and jawbone abnormalities are too complex to correct with braces alone, surgical orthodontics may be the solution.

Highly trained orthodontist and oral surgeon Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD, and the team at Abar Orthodontics develop customized surgical treatment plans to correct a wide range of issues at their office in Pinole, California. To find out if surgical orthodontics is right for you, call Abar Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.

Surgical Orthodontics Q & A

What is surgical orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is an orthodontic treatment that corrects severe irregularities in your jaw. These irregularities can cause extreme bite misalignment and negatively affect various functions such as speaking and chewing.

Since altering the shape of your jaw also shifts your teeth, the team at Abar Orthodontics always uses braces in combination with jaw modification surgery. This ensures the proper alignment of your jaws and teeth after surgery.

How do I know if I need surgical orthodontics?

The only way to know for sure if you need orthognathic surgery is to schedule an appointment at Abar Orthodontics. Dr. Abar and his expert team carefully evaluate your jaw and bite alignment before recommending the best course of treatment.

Dr. Abar only recommends orthognathic surgery to adults who are finished growing. Jawbone growth usually concludes around age 16 for females and age 18 for males, though stages of development can vary.

If you’re a mature adult who’s finished growing and suffer from an extreme bite misalignment or aesthetic concerns due to an abnormal jawbone, you might be a candidate for orthognathic surgery.

What should I expect from surgical orthodontics?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Abar thoroughly examines your jaw. He listens attentively as you discuss your concerns and treatment goals and he may take X-rays or dental impressions to evaluate your oral structures.

Then, Dr. Abar discusses the best course of treatment for your particular needs. You may need up to a year of standard orthodontic modifications, such as braces, before surgery.

The surgical procedure itself happens at the hospital and may take several hours, depending on your needs. Since every case is unique, it’s impossible to make a general time estimate.

After orthognathic surgery, you can return to work or school within a couple of weeks. Once you heal (about four to eight weeks), Dr. Abar checks your bite and makes adjustments as necessary. Most patients need to continue wearing braces for about six to 12 months after surgery.

To find out if surgical orthodontics is right for you, call Abar Orthodontics or book a consultation online today.

WHAT WE OFFER

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Braces

Hardly anyone is born with perfect teeth, but the right set of braces can make it look like you were.

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Adult Orthodontics

With advanced treatments that cater to the aesthetic concerns of professionals, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before.

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Clear Braces

The latest advances in modern orthodontics means you can let braces straighten your teeth without flashing a mouthful of metal.

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TMJ

Frequent headaches, facial pain, and jaw stiffness are all indicators of a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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Invisalign

If you wish for perfectly straight teeth without the time and hassle of braces, Invisalign® clear aligners may be the solution.

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Surgical Orthodontics

When bite problems and jawbone abnormalities are too complex to correct with braces alone, surgical orthodontics may be the solution.

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Retainers

It takes at least four to six months for your teeth to become permanently rooted in their new position after they’ve been straightened with braces.

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Orthodontic Emergency

That’s why they offer emergency orthodontic services at their convenient location in Pinole, California. If your orthodontic device is causing extreme pain or other problems, call the office to schedule a timely appointment or use online booking to check available openings.

About Us

We believe that every patient deserves to feel confident about their smile. Years of experience creating beautiful and flawless smiles.

Abar Orthodontics, Pinole, CA

1500 Tara Hills Drive, Suite 204, Pinole, CA 94564

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145 East 14th street, #100, San Leandro, CA 94577

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