What is surgical orthodontics?
Dr. Sonia Talley and Dr. Katie Clark work with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon throughout the process. The surgeon aligns your jaw, and your orthodontist uses braces or Invisalign® to shift your teeth into their proper places for results that will last a lifetime.
When is orthognathic surgery needed?
Orthognathic surgery is only performed on adult patients whose jaws are done growing. The process does take time and involves a recovery period, so it’s generally reserved for complex cases that can’t be fixed with orthodontics alone.
After evaluating your diagnostic records, performing an exam and determining a diagnosis, Dr. Talley and Dr. Clark will be able to provide you with guidance on whether or not surgical orthodontics is the best choice for you.
We use high-tech treatment planning for low-stress coordination.
Our team will seamlessly coordinate with your oral surgeon for seriously dramatic results. Thanks to state-of-the-art diagnostics like cone beam CT imaging and advanced treatment planning software, coordination is more precise than it has ever been.
Once we’ve created a treatment plan with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you’ll start by wearing Invisalign or braces. Then, your surgeon will perform your orthognathic surgery in a hospital.
After a healing period, we’ll finetune your bite with Invisalign or braces once again. You’ll wear your appliance for about six to 12 months before revealing a stunning new smile. Finally, we’ll create a custom retainer for you to wear to maintain your results.